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Recovering from Alcohol & Drug Misuse: A Good News, Success Stories Series

Get Started This piece is the first in a series on recovery and the good news that comes when people change their relationship with alcohol and substances.  The Good News: The Ongoing Positive Impact of Changing Your Drinking or Drug Use New research published by our colleagues at the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) has documented […]

Drinking Due to Marital Issues: Are Marriage Problems Leading You to Drink?

Get Started Disagreements, arguments, and quarrels may sometimes occur in a marriage. However, when you are unable to deal with the stress caused by marital problems, you might start looking for unhealthy and potentially destructive coping mechanisms – such as drinking. Sometimes both spouses drink heavily in these conditions that can lead to a downward […]

Standard Drink Calculator & Chart of Alcoholic Content – How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink? (2024 Update)

Get Started 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 […]

Dryuary Tips: How to Stop Drinking for One Month

Get Started   Having alcohol problems and need to break the habit of drinking too much? We are all creatures of habit, and certain habits like drinking too much can be a challenge to change. This is why CheckUp &Choices recommends doing a “30”to help you start to change your drinking. Taking a “30” makes […]

Standard Drink Calculator & Table – If Cutting Back, Know How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink

Standard Drink Calculator & Table – If Cutting Back, Know How Much Alcohol Is in That Drink Get Started If you’ve come here after searching on this issue, it’s likely that you’re wondering about your drinking and whether or not you should cut back to reduce alcohol-related problems or risks for problems. If you’ve not […]

Considering Your Progress in Moderating Your Drinking: What if Moderation isn’t Working for You?

Get Started This is the last of a series of posts on moderate drinking. If you’ve come here after searching on this issue, it’s likely that you’re wondering about your drinking and whether or not you should cut back to reduce alcohol-related problems or risks for problems. If you’ve not read the previous post I […]

A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

Get Started 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 […]

What is Binge Drinking Vs Heavy Drinking: Definitions & Some Differences

Get Started Definitions and how to identify binge drinking and heavy drinking behaviors with tools. In years past the term binge drinking or “going on a binge” was not a medical term but referred to a person drinking large amounts of alcohol daily over a sustained period of time (“a binge”). In recent times though […]