How can I cut down on my drinking?

cut down your drinking

There are lots of ways in which you can drink a little less alcohol and feel the benefits that come with cutting down.

If you want to cut down your drinking try:

  • eating something before you have a drink, this will help slow down the absorption of alcohol into your body
  • having between 2 to 3 alcohol-free days a week
  • using smaller glasses or a unit measuring cup, it can be harder to keep track of how much you’re drinking at home
  • avoid topping up your glass as this can help keep track of your drinks.
  • setting a timescale for each drink to make it last longer
  • having a soft drink or water with, or after, each alcoholic drink
  • try focusing on your hobbies, interests, and social opportunities that don’t involve alcohol.

You can also get some tips for drinking wisely by watching our video.