At ICE our team supports people who want to reduce the amount of alcohol they are drinking.
It’s easy to get into the habit of having a few drinks at home each night or after work. Added to this is anything that we drink at social events and nights out. It quickly adds up and as alcohol is addictive, it can quickly become a problem for some people.
They may even find that they have started to use alcohol to manage their stress, to help them relax and as a reward at the end of the day. This isn’t a great place to be and alcohol is never the answer to those issues.
We work together
At ICE we work on a one-to-one basis, exploring the best way for individuals to reduce their alcohol consumption. Setting goals and developing techniques to both reduce their drinking and to manage things like stress is a core part of what the service provides.
Over 75% of the people we see reduce their alcohol consumption and feel more in control of what and when they drink. In addition, we often find there are lots of other benefits to cutting down on alcohol which include weight loss, increased physical activity, an improved feeling of wellbeing and improved confidence.
Tips from Clients
• Alternate every alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic one
• Offer to be the driver on a night out and don’t drink
• Aim to have some drink free days every week
• Choose a low alcohol version
• If you drink at home, just have one glass with your meal
There’s loads of good reasons to reduce alcohol – here’s just a few of the benefits.
• Better sleep
• Better concentration
• Better mood and feeling more positive
• Better skin
• More energy
• Lose weight
• More time and money
• Better long-term health