If going to bed early is keeping you from drinking, I say stick with what works, at least in the initial stage of quitting. For the weekend, you could make plans for a full day of activities for the entire family, both Saturday and Sunday, get good and tired and go to bed early. I slept a lot in early recovery...making up for all the late nights drinking.
Originally Posted by Carlygirl
...I feel I can't focus on anything other than not drinking at the moment.
I looked at it as "focusing on my recovery" rather than "focusing on not
drinking" and there is nothing wrong with that. There's plenty of reading about addiction and alcoholism and recovery you can do. Doesn't make for an exciting weekend, but then again, this is your first sober weekend. Don't set your sights too far beyond getting through it sober. You can add "having fun" a couple of weekends down the road.