Reducing Alcohol

Reducing Alcohol

Thinking about cutting down your alcohol consumption?

Do you unwind with a glass of something in the evening? It’s easy to let the occasional, relaxing drink turn into several glasses most days.

Regularly drinking more than the recommended amount is a risk to your health, so cutting back makes sense. Whether you’re cutting alcohol out of your life completely or cutting down gradually, you’re bound to look and feel better quickly.

In the short term, you might have more energy, sleep better, feel less moody or lose weight. In the long term, you’ll be reducing your risk of cancer, liver disease and heart disease. You could also lower your blood pressure. 

On this page you will find useful online resources, information and advice to help you to reach your alcohol reduction goals.

Dry January

Dry January is the UK's one-month alcohol-free challenge. It isn’t about giving anything up. It’s about getting something back. Get your fun back. Get your energy back. Get your calm back.

This January, join the thousands of Buckinghamshire residents who have used the Try Dry app to help them cut down drinking.

Find out more on the alcohol change website

Getting Support 

If you would like to reduce your alcohol consumption, Live Well Stay Well can support you. By registering your details on our secure online form, you will have access to a range of services as well as our self-assessment tools, digital goal setting and lots of other online resources too.  Why not register your details and find out what services and support is available?  

Find out more or  Register today  

Eligibility criteria will apply to some services

If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, you may be interested to know about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the AA programme of recovery from alcoholism. Visit for more information.

Did you know?

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis

Reducing Alcohol

Our top tips

  • Try adding lemonade or tonic to a glass of wine; having a spritzer will reduce your alcohol intake
  • Switch to lower strength alcoholic beverages e.g 5% to 3.5% beer
  • Try to have at least 2 alcohol free days per week
  • Try drinking non alcoholic drinks out of a wine or pint glass
  • Only take a fixed amount of money when you go out, so you are not tempted to drink more



Next Steps

Ready for a healthier you? To access our FREE support programmes, online goal setting tool and even more online resources:

Register Today