The main thing that you do in this whole journey of stopping drinking alcohol is going to be the actual quitting drinking, this is gonna give you an absolute solid foundation to move on.
People talk about fundamental habits that you can build for yourself to build a good life, good diet, great exercise, or even the habit of learning. There are also foundational habits on the negative side of that, which can stop you from getting the things that you want in life. One of those is alcohol, smoking, bad diet, and not exercising. These are all habits that you form over many years. It takes preparation and effort, day by day, to stop these bad habits.