In most cases this wouldn’t be a positive thing to do. However, what is being suggested is that Alcoholics usually have addictive personalities and that it may be difficult for them to let go of one addiction unless there is another to grab a hold of. In this situation it is possible to replace the negative with a positive addiction. Try and find an athletic hobby that you can throw yourself into that will promote healthy eating, exercise and most importantly replace one’s need to be consumed by alcoholism.
There are many who have traded one form of addiction for some form of sport. Though they may attack the sport full on and seem overly committed it is much better to have a healthy obsession rather than an unhealthy addiction.
Try: Running, Marathons, Tri Athalons, Weight Lifting or Competitive Body Building, Martial Arts, or Swimming.