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Drinking Excessively? Here's How to Gain Control Over Binge Drinking.

Research into the drinking patterns of adults suggests more than 26% of Americans over age 18 engaged in binge drinking in the last 30 days. Although common, frequent binge drinking can lead to health challenges. One of the most common alcohol-related problems that affect people of all ages is binge drinking. Read this guide to learn more how you can cut back on your bingeing.

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6 Ways Mindful Drinking Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Liver

Mindful drinking isn’t just about getting more cash in the bank or having fewer hangover headaches. It creates a domino effect that influences every area of your life. Your liver works the same way, where the smallest habit changes add up and create better overall health, both physically and mentally.

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Mindful Drinking 101: How to Prioritize Your Health and Still Enjoy Drinking

Mindful drinking is more than an idea. It’s a movement. A community growing larger by the day. Put simply, it’s all about thinking while drinking. Mindful drinking is not about quitting alcohol but instead being aware of how much alcohol you’re drinking and its impact on you in the moment.

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Alcohol & Mental Health: Take The 30-Day Tracking Challenge With Our Free Template

For Mental Health Awareness month we’re sharing a simple calendar that anyone can use to start tracking their drinks and begin experiencing the benefits of using a service like Sunnyside to build healthier drinking habits that last a lifetime.

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A Mindful Drinker's Tips and Tricks to Socializing in New York City

It can be hard to socialize in the Big Apple as a mindful drinker. A lot of New York social culture centers heavily around alcohol. With shows like Sex and The City glamorizing mid-day drinking, it's not surprising that New Yorkers have such a penchant for a happy hour. But don't worry. As a new New Yorker, I've put together the ultimate guide to socializing in the city that never sleeps, so that you can be more mindful and...well, get a good night's sleep.

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How Cheers–a post-drink pill–is improving my mindful drinking habits

In this article I explore Cheers, a product that complements my own mindful drinking journey perfectly. After talking to their founder, working with their team, and trying the product for myself, I can say I genuinely love these guys and gals. Their mission aligns perfectly with ours and their product perfectly complements Sunnyside for the Mindful Drinker.

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Dry January: What’s All the Buzz About?

If you haven’t participated in Dry January, you likely know someone who has or soon will. What is Dry January? It’s a simple concept: No alcohol for one whole month. In many ways it’s a nice respite from the frequently boozy holidays, and a way to jump-start your New Year health and wellness goals. It’s also gaining in popularity.

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Sober October: A Chance to Practice Mindful Drinking Any Way You Like

Because Sunnyside was created during the pandemic and we’re truly a global, remote company, we haven’t had the chance to socialize in person after a long day at work. But based on the fun we have in our virtual happy hours, it’s fairly easy to assume that almost everyone here enjoys drinking alcohol to some degree. This is an important distinction about who we are at Sunnyside. We enjoy alcohol occasionally, but even more importantly, we enjoy balance, clear mornings, and exploring non-alcoholic alternatives for the evening wind-down.

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Weight Loss

Maybe you’ve noticed your favorite pair of jeans is starting to feel a little snug. Or maybe you stepped on the scale for the first time in a while and were surprised by the number you saw. Or maybe you’ve been dealing with some health issues or your life has shifted in such a way that your daily eating and exercising habits have changed too. For many people this shift has coincided with the ongoing pandemic, which has led to more sedentary habits or an increase in both stress eating and drinking.

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Tips for Drinking Mindfully While Traveling

It was tsikoudia (also known as raki), a fiery apéritif popular in Crete, where I was spending a couple weeks of my vacation. On an island legendary for hospitality, alcohol seemed to play an essential role. Nearly every meal ended with that carafe of tsikoudia. Occasionally I was given rakomelo, a special raki mixed with honey and cinnamon. Plus all of my hotel rooms had bottles of local wine waiting, begging me to uncork them.

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Alcohol and Anxiety: Breaking the Link

People have long used alcohol as a way to cope after a stressful day – whether the source of that stress is work, parenting woes or the anticipation of a big life change. A decanter and a couple glasses often are pulled out when giving or receiving bad news. And while some people may grab a tub of ice cream from the freezer after a breakup, many others reach for a bottle to use as a balm for their heartbreak.

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How To Turn Down Drinks As An Introvert

I’m good at many things. Declining drinks is not one of them. A drink is the first thing I’ve always reached for in social situations, the necessary lubricant to make me feel more comfortable. If I enter a party and someone stops me to chat, I quickly extract myself and say, “I’m just going to go grab a drink. I’ll be right back.”

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