We need to clear something up... WE'RE NOT ANTI ALCOHOL!
Here's Five Tips For Healthier Drinking and Better Relationships!
Recognise your feelings and behaviour that leads to more excessive drinking, and ask for help if you need it.
Keep a record of your alcohol consumption and decide if you want to take a break or cut down, always better in a couple for that extra support.
Talk to your partner about your feelings rather than waiting till one of you has had a drink and it comes to the surface.
Experiment with alcohol free options to see which drinks you love even if you drink an alcohol drink alternatively with an alcohol free drink on every other round.
If you are worried about someone else's drinking, speak to them and don't be afraid to reach out for help.
Many people go through stages in life when their consumption is high due to things going on in their personal life.
- Losing a job
- Break up or divorce
- Not seeing their children
- Losing a loved one
- Dealing with trauma
Not everyone is an alcoholic that needs to stop but spotting signs that yours or a loved ones relationship with alcohol may be unhealthy and dealing with it, will have a positive influence on all areas of your life, whether that's taking a break or just cutting back.