"Am I drinking too much?"

"Should I cut back, or stop drinking?"

If you've ever wondered about your drinking, the CheckUp can help you understand:

  • How your drinking compares to others
  • Your risk factors
  • Your chances of success with moderation

Get quick feedback on your drinking.

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What people are saying

  • Choices was very helpful. I like how it built on itself as it went along. I also liked the tone of the language on the site. It felt very understanding and non-judgmental.

    M.D.

    I loved the (Choices) course….and it was very helpful to me in making the changes I wanted to make.

    J.B.
  • I went to a local "addiction" expert who wanted to know about my relationship with my parents and concluded after 40 minutes my only hope was AA.... All I asked was some advice about moderation techniques which your site hit right on the button. Its already making a difference, just needed help on focus on the issue. Thanks.

    D.R.

    I took the Choices course for 3 months. Used it as my own personal IOP program. Learned a lot about the tools and exercises. Helped me to stay focused AND addiction free. Thanks.

    B.T.
  • Choices has helped me become stronger and more confident.

    D.T.

    The content was great; nice tone. It wasn't pushy, not too personal, not too clinical. Non-judgmental. You found a sweet spot with all of that.

    R.P.
  • I really did enjoy how straight forward and easy this was to take.

    E.L.

    It's a very well structure course. It definitely gets you to think.

    A.S.
  • I've decided to change for the better through this.

    L.M.

    I thought this was a good program that helps show me how my drinking actually affects my life, without forcing me to do anything or show anyone my results. I like that it is private and leaves it up to me to make any positive changes that I might want to see in my life.

    K.S.

The Program

Our powerful, proven and confidential tools will help you better understand and navigate your personal journey.

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CHECKUP

The CheckUp helps you take a closer look at your drinking, get objective feedback, and consider what-if anything-you choose to change.

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CHOICES

CUT BACK

Most, but not all, heavy drinkers can successfully cut back. If this is your goal, these tools will improve your chances of success.

STOP NOW

Want to quit? These tools will help you stop drinking or using drugs and reduce your chances of relapse.

The Science

Pioneered by acclaimed clinical researcher, Reid K. Hester, Ph.D., our evidence-based tools are the culmination of years of rigorous research, millions of dollars of National Institutes of Health grants, multiple randomized clinical trials, and peer-reviewed publications.

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Research grant funding received through the National Institutes of Health and invested in developing and testing our tools.

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Randomized clinical trials with hundreds of participants over multiple years.

Our tools are listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) official registry of verified, evidence-based interventions.

The Results

CheckUp & Choices gets real results—that last over time.

The Checkup

High peak blood alcohol contents (BACs) are a big risk for alcohol problems like DWIs and injuries. Study participants significantly reduced their peak at both 1 and 12 month follow-ups.

Peak Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

Results of a randomized clinical trial of the Checkup published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Cutting back

Our Moderate program has been tested and is proven to help reduce how often you drink, how much you consume when you do drink, and the alcohol-related problems that result from your drinking.

Days Drinking (per week)

Results of a randomized clinical trial of Moderate Drinking, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Stopping

Our Abstain program will help you get and stay sober. In our study, people who used our tool to help them stop drinking reported a significant reduction in their alcohol and drug-related problems and a significant increase in sobriety.

Alcohol-Related Problems

Results of a randomized clinical trial of Overcoming Addictions published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.