Soberish October

If you are thinking of making a change to your alcohol use during October or at any time here are some simple tips that might help.

  • Remember what is motivating you to make a change (health, relationships, behaviour).
  • Have a realistic and achievable plan (you don't need to change everything right from the start).
  • Let friends and family know about your plan and how important it is to you as they could be a valuable source of support.
  • Swap stronger beers or wine to ones with a lower strength.
  • Cut down on the size of your drinks - a bottle instead of a pint or a small glass of wine instead of a large one.
  • Try alternating your drinks with water or orange
  • Take a break with drink free days each week.
  • Keep a record of your progress and achievements (journal, diary, notes)
  • Celebrate any success you have by telling your family and friends or share on social media to inspire others who are thinking about making a change.

For more information on Alcohol and its effects visit Drugs & Alcohol NI

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