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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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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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6 New Year’s Resolution Ideas (Plus Tools to Help You Achieve Your 2022 Goals)

Looking to set some self-improvement goals for 2022? “To drink less” is always one of the top New Year’s resolution ideas. Other perennially popular resolutions include losing weight, reducing stress, saving money, exercising regularly and getting better sleep. Here’s a closer look at the benefits of each of these worthy objectives, along with some health apps that will help you make even the most ambitious New Year’s resolution idea a reality in January and beyond.

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Alcohol Consumption is Up, But So is Interest in Mindful Drinking

We recently partnered with Ipsos to survey U.S. adults about their drinking habits and plans. Our objective with Sunnyside's first-ever State of Drinking in the US report is to shed light on evolving American drinking trends and to also understand how the growing mindful drinking movement might influence these trends.

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Sunnyside + Ipsos Release Nationwide Survey, “The State of Drinking in the US”

The State of Drinking In The US, a joint survey conducted by mindful drinking program Sunnyside (formerly Cutback Coach) and global market research firm Ipsos, finds that half of Americans claimed to have made an effort to drink less over the last three months, but only 20% reported an actual reduction in alcohol intake. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans report drinking more now than they were three months ago.

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How Our Family Histories Helped Shape Sunnyside with Molly Watts

Nick and I (founders of Sunnyside) recently had the opportunity to join Molly Watts on her fast-growing podcast Breaking the Bottle Legacy. During the podcast Nick and I go in-depth talking about how our own families were impacted by alcohol and how that has provided inspiration and a unique perspective that has helped bring Sunnyside to life.

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Cutback Coach (now Sunnyside), a program to help us build healthier drinking habits in 2021, raises $3.1M seed from leading venture firms

Cutback Coach (now Sunnyside), a new program focused on helping the 70% of US adults who regularly drink build healthier habits around alcohol consumption, has raised $3.1 million in Seed funding.

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Cutback Coach (now called Sunnyside) launches to help build healthier habits around alcohol consumption

Sunnyside Co-Founders Nick Allen and Ian Andersen announced the nationwide launch of their proactive alcohol health platform, with the goal of helping anyone who regularly drinks alcohol build more mindful drinking habits

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It’s Time We Make Tracking Drinks as Common as Tracking Calories and Steps

Up until now, alcohol-related apps and programs have almost entirely geared themselves towards helping those who have decided alcohol has no place in their lives to achieve complete sobriety.

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How Sunnyside Can Help You Achieve Your Healthy Drinking Goals

With any self-improvement project, it’s easy (and logical) to start by focusing on the outcomes we wish to achieve. When we start new diets, we focus on the pounds we’d like to shed. If the goal is to learn a new language, we picture ourselves conversing naturally in a new tongue. And when we set out to drink a little less alcohol, we imagine a life free of hangovers and the other negative effects of drinking on our bodies and minds.

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Understanding Your WHY for Cutting Back on Drinking

Reflecting on countless stops and starts in trying to improve my drinking habits over the years, I came to recognize a consistent pattern in my past less-than-successful attempts to get my drinking under control.

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Let’s Explore Strategies for Healthier Drinking, Together

I grew up in a household with two parents recovering from alcohol addiction (they’ve given me permission to post this). When I started to drink in my early teens — and it became clear that I too had a tendency to overdo it — my parents spoke openly with me about their journey to sobriety, and helped instill in me an awareness of my own habits. Almost 20 years later, I’ve learned a lot about myself through the ups and downs of drinking.

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