Pros & cons
What are your reasons for and against making a change?
Ready … or not?
See what to do if you’re not quite ready to change your drinking.
To cut down or to quit …
Consider which is best for you.
Planning for a change
A “change plan” helps you solidify your goal and how you’ll reach it.
Tips to try
Small changes can make a big difference.
Reinforce your decision with reminders.
Choose your approach
One size does not fit all—choose the approach that’s best for you.
Self-help strategies for quitting
Recognize risky situations, avoid them if possible, and cope if you can’t avoid them.
Get help from family, friends, and support groups.
Options now include medications your regular doctor can prescribe as well as counseling and intensive specialty programs.