A different approach

If you’re trying to cut down on alcohol, aiming to have some alcohol-free days is one of the best ways to go about it. But if you’re used to drinking regularly, this can be easier said than done.

Maybe you feel that you're drinking too much or too often. Perhaps it's a habit you'd like to better control. See below for some different ways of thinking and being with alcohol.

For support with drugs and addiction see below

It's always wise to check with your doctor who should be able to help you decide whether it is best for you to cut back or to abstain. People who are dependent on alcohol, or have other medical or mental health problems, should stop drinking completely.

Arming yourself with strategies, knowing what triggers you to drink, staying within the low risk drinking guidelines and taking drink-free days are all small steps towards big results.

We've listed traditional methods of help from drinkaware and the NHS, as well as podcasts and coaching. Click on the pics or links below for more.

Best selling author Annie Grace 'This Naked Mind' invites you to explore the role of alcohol in our lives and culture without rules, pain or judgement. Join Annie and hundreds of others as they share their real, honest and open stories about the role of alcohol in their lives

Click here to see how they found freedom and regained control

Feel like you have tried different methods of abstinence but would like more personal, even 1:1 assistance?

Meet Tabbin Almond

'As a certified This Naked Mind Coach, and former problem-drinker, I help people change their relationship with alcohol and live happier and more fulfilled lives as a result.'

Click here for a different way forward

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem.

With the right help and support it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.

Click here for more information

If you don’t drink a lot at one time, you might not think there’s any need to change your drinking habits. But drinking “little and often” can still mean the units rapidly add up. Click here to check out what 1 unit is