The summer months can often result in us drinking a lot more alcohol than we normally do but drinking too much and too often can cause a range of problems for our physical and mental health.
Lowering how much alcohol we drink and taking control of drinking habits can be a positive step towards living healthier, happier lives and reduce our risk of cancer, liver disease and depression.
Lower My Drinking App
The app, which is free to download for anyone who lives or works in Cheshire and Merseyside, can help change how you think about alcohol and the role it plays in your life. It not only guides you to set your lower drinking goal, but helps you achieve it too.
It allows you to track progress, identify reasons to reduce your drinking as well as highlighting situations which could potentially tempt you to drink more and allow you to plan how you will limit this.
As well as this, the app provides feedback and guidance, explaining side effects and the potential benefits of cutting down, including psychological, social, financial and physical.
Cllr Christine Bannon, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health, said:
“The Lower My Drinking App is a fantastic tool for anyone looking to lower their alcohol intake, whether that is cutting down or cutting out completely.
“It is easy for drinking habits to form, especially when we are faced with stresses in our lives and the app can support to break these. It has been designed by clinical psychologists and behavioural scientists to help support you to reduce your drinking to a safer level.
It has been another challenging year and when things get tough, we can find ourselves turning to alcohol to cope and slipping into drinking habits we wish we could break.
“Whatever your situation, managing your drinking will help you to get healthier and feel better . Download the app today and start feeling the benefits.”
For further advice and support on drinking less visit the Healthy Knowsley website.