Alcohol

Our free alcohol screener and the CheckUp can give you objective feedback about your drinking. Then, if you decide to change, our Choices programs can help you be successful in changing.

Alcoholic? Addict? Problem Drinker? Words Matter

That you ask this question suggests that you (or others) have some concerns about your drinking.
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Alcoholic? Addict? Problem Drinker? Words Matter

Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

One of the first steps in learning how to stop drinking so much is to determine how much alcohol is in your favorite drink. It may well be more than you think. Now more than ever, in the age of supersize drink pours and growing wine glasses, it’s important to understand the alcohol content %, in order to determine how...
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Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

We and others have been developing and evaluating digital tools to help people with alcohol problems for over 20 years now. And an analysis of the field (the first) has just been published. It gets a bit into the weeds but if you’ll stick with it, there’s good news at the end. Brian Kiluk and colleagues have published the results...
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A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

There are a number of ways to manage and reduce urges or cravings. There is no single best method or silver bullet. And some are more helpful early on in your efforts to change your drinking, whether it be to cut back or to stop drinking entirely. Others we consider somewhat more advanced strategies. The list I present here is...
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11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

You’re Not Alone

More and more people are using online resources to look at their drinking and decide what, if anything, to do about it. If you have questions or concerns about your drinking, join the thousands who CheckUp & Choices have already helped.

The Free Screener

The screener asks ten questions about your drinking and gives you objective feedback. Based on that, you can then register and proceed through the CheckUp.

The CheckUp

The CheckUp helps you take a detailed look at your drinking, get objective feedback, and consider your options. It will not, however, label you or tell you what to do. That’s always your choice.

Your Choice

When done with the CheckUp, you can choose to do nothing, cut back, or stop drinking. The Moderate program helps you develop the skills to successfully cut back on your drinking. The Abstain program is for those who decide to stop drinking altogether. Though achieving different goals, both programs utilize clinically proven, cognitive behavioral tools.

Support

The program can send you weekly emails with links to exercises that guide you through a natural, 12-week, sequence. At 3 months, the program will email you an invitation to login for a follow-up - the CheckIn. Your feedback will focus on the changes in your alcohol-related problems and general wellbeing.

The Results

The CheckUp, Moderate, and Abstain elements in the CheckUp & Choices program have been proven to help individuals change their drinking. Three randomized clinical trials have found that the CheckUp alone was enough to motivate individuals to change their drinking. The Moderate and Abstain modules have also been proven to work in randomized clinical trials. If you decide to change, our program can help you be successful.

The Evidence

We’re committed to giving you solutions that work. That’s why all of our interventions for alcohol have been evaluated in randomized clinical trials that were supported by grants from NIAAA/NIH. Parts of our programs have been listed on SAMHSA’s National Register of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.