I know many recovering addicts take up smoking but are there any other small habits that I could write into the screenplay to make him a little more believable?
Obviously it's a sitcom so absolute realism isn't necessary but without believable characters it just won't be funny.
I've heard of people playing with a rock or small ball when they get a craving but that's been with smokers-is there anything similar for alcoholics?
It's set in modern day England. I've googled things like "recovering alcoholics" "recovering alcoholic's techniques" "staying sober" and the like, but generally get links where I have to pay to access some article or 12 step program.
Some real life experience or anecdotal evidence would be useful. Thanks.