Don’t get drunk alone.
Being alone, sad, and drunk is never a good combination. When you’ve just broken up with someone, you will do anything to change your mindset. The magical juice known as alcohol is typically the go to formula. If you drink alone, you are more likely to do something dumb like try to get in touch with your ex. If you have friends with you, they will keep you from doing that. They will also drink with you and turn a sad night into a fun night. It’s important to not rely on alcohol when you’re faced with a breakup however. One or two nights with friends and a bottle of wine is okay, but you do not want to associate alcohol with feeling better about a breakup. That is how people become dependent.