You may be keen on quitting alcohol or reducing your intake significantly. But going off alcohol too quickly may lead to withdrawal. Sunnyside offers support, accountability, and personalized action plans all in one app, so you can safely and effectively get started on your journey toward building healthier drinking habits while minimizing your risk of alcohol withdrawal.
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Though alcohol withdrawal isn't usually life-threatening, it can significantly impair your quality of life. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, headaches, tremors, nausea, and vomiting. More severe cases of alcohol withdrawal may present with symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, increased heart rate, and intense sweating. Severe cases warrant immediate medical assistance. If you're concerned about your symptoms, it's best to seek the advice of a trusted healthcare professional.
Alcohol withdrawal may last for up to a few weeks in certain people. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may appear within hours from your last drink and could worsen over a few days. The symptoms you experience vary based on your body's dependence on alcohol. Most people won't require anything more than a positive and supportive environment to manage alcohol withdrawal. But your doctor may recommend treatment if you've experienced severe withdrawals in the past.
Excessive drinking affects your nervous system. By drinking too much on a regular basis, your brain and body adapt to hanging around alcohol most of the time. If you stop drinking out of the blue (or reduce your alcohol intake significantly), your brain remains in a hyper-aroused state as your body fails to adapt to a lack of alcohol. This results in the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Those who drink excessively over weeks, months, or years are more likely to experience alcohol withdrawal when they suddenly reduce their intake or decide to call it quits.
If you're keen on reducing your intake (or quitting alcohol), tapering down your consumption can help you avoid these symptoms. You'll need to evaluate and understand your drinking habits and tendencies to safely and effectively cut back on alcohol. It also helps to have predefined goals on how you'd like to redirect your drinking habits and reclaim your wellness. If you're unsure how to go about this, consulting a healthcare professional is one of the safest routes. On top of that, an app like Sunnyside creates actionable plans based on your goals, provides quick-and-easy access to real-life coaches, and supports you throughout your journey.
Sunnyside will help you analyze your drinking patterns and goals and develop an action plan based on them. Through the app, you can track your drinking habits and learn how to nurture healthier ones in a safe and supportive environment. We understand that it can be daunting to seek help. So we promise a 100% judgment-free zone, where you'll receive support, advice, and encouragement throughout your mindful journey.
Tell us a little about yourself and your goals so we can personalize your experience. This is a judgment-free zone.
Every week we’ll give you a recommended drink plan for the week ahead to help you reach your goals, which you can adjust.
Via a simple text-message interface, we’ll remind you to track your drinks every day, and provide nudges to stack on target.
Our upbeat and positive eduation, motivation, tips, and tricks will keep you on track every day of the week.
Our real human coaches are available for you, no matter what you need. Text them for help or a nudge at any time.
See how your new habits add up to better sleep, money saved, and an improved diet in your web dashboard.
You’re joining a community of members who have been through exactly what you’re going through and have achieved amazing results. Here’s what some of them have said about using Sunnyside to improve their drinking habits safely, effectively, and sustainably.
When I first started I was a bit leery about the whole thing. I am 70 years old and retired and didn’t think that I needed someone to tell me how much to drink. So I took the 15 day free trial and found out that it really helped me control my drinking. These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits, which has help me a lot. Sometimes I would drink just to drink and that came to a stop. I still do what I want to do, I'm just doing it differently and it really working well for me. - Rene
Over the last two years I became a bit of a heavy drinker. After 84 days with Sunnyside, I'm now a moderate drinker, on my way to becoming a social drinking. The transition was easier than I thought. -Ted
I've been trying to cut back on my drinking for years and this is the only way I've actually done it. I'm so extremely happy with just the mindfulness that it has provided me. It's not judgy. It doesn't make you quit immediately. It is just a way to cut back and be mindful of your drinking and I really appreciate it. It's honestly transformed my life. -Stefani
I love this program - it’s simple and supportive. I feel like I’m on my way to making some lasting changes without ever feeling shamed. Also the coaches are real & respond personally (not just bots). -Lucy
Sunnyside members see big results in their first 30 days, and it only gets better from there. Start with your 15-day free trial, then stick with it if it’s right for you.
Feel your best, inside and out.
Enjoy more restful sleep and brighter mornings.
Every month you'll be cutting out unnecessary calories.
Greet the day with increased energy and focus.
Save real cash every month by spending less on alcohol.
We support you on your journey, despite any ups and downs.
The Mindful Drinkers is a group for people who want to cut back on their drinking. The group is a judgment-free zone grounded in positivity. The community aims to cultivate a sense of connection for those who prefer mindfulness over the traditional “all-or-nothing” approach. You’re invited to share your story about how you integrate mindful drinking into your daily life, offer encouragement, and ask questions.
Every Sunnyside membership includes all the features below, plus a free 15-day trial to make sure it’s right for you.
Sunnyside gives you simple, accurate tools to track your drinks that you’ll actually love to use.
Every Sunday we’ll share your plan for the week ahead that you can adjust and customize as needed.
We have real human coaches available for when you need a nudge or a bit of motivation. But only if you need it.
We’ll share advice, education and motivation on a daily basis to keep you on track with your goals.
Drinks cut, money saved, improved sleep... we’ll help you measure success in the terms that matter to you.
Sunnyside is easy and simple to use, but is backed by proven habit change techniques reviewed by our advisors.
Sunnyside utilizes proven behavior-change techniques to help you reach your goals, and it’s all reviewed by our team of experts.
Associate Medical Director of the South Los Angeles Health Center Group
MS, LPCC, LADC - Mental Health and Chemical Health Specialist
Habit expert, author of Hooked and Indistractable
Mental health & addiction expert, Author of The Abstinence Myth
"As a doctor, I've seen firsthand the difference that a better relationship with alcohol can make in a person's overall health outcomes, which is why I recommend Sunnyside to my patients."
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Our goal is to be transparent and honest with you about Sunnyside. It’s in our DNA. Here are a couple common questions, but please email us if you have more.
Can Sunnyside help you safely cut back on alcohol?
The Sunnyside app helps you track and assess how much and how often you drink. Sunnyside will then create a weekly actionable plan based on your drinking patterns and personal goals. Ultimately, we provide a safe and judgment-free space for you to gain support and professional advice. A Sunnyside subscription starts at $8.75/mo, less than the cost of two drinks. Everyone starts with a 15-day free trial to test it out. And we’re nice about refunds if it’s truly not right for you.
What are the benefits of using Sunnyside to improve your drinking habits?
Sunnyside empowers members to nurture healthier drinking habits. You'll practice mindful drinking and learn to be more intentional with your drinking decisions. Through the app, you'll learn to make small yet effective changes that will bring your closer to your goals. We employ proven habit-change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity to help you practice better drinking habits. Our methods are reviewed by habit-change and alcohol-use experts.
Is Sunnyside a free app?
We believe that everyone who drinks can benefit from more mindfulness and healthier habits. You can join Sunnyside no matter what your starting point is, and we’ll help you hit your goals, even if it means stopping drinking entirely. Sunnyside offers a 15-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.
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Do I have to talk to a coach?
Definitely not. Talking to a coach is completely optional. You can take advantage of the planning, tracking, behavior change, analytics, and amazing results without ever talking to anyone.
Who uses Sunnyside?
The Sunnyside community is made of thousands of people who enjoy drinking but want to create more mindfulness around their consumption, whether it’s to cut back or stop entirely. We’re moms, dads, professionals, students, and everyone in between.
Can an app help me reduce my risk of alcohol withdrawal?
We believe that building healthier habits takes time and commitment. So, Sunnyside helps cut back (or quit alcohol) in a sustainable, safe, and effective manner. This gives you the space and time you need to develop healthier habits that last a lifetime.
Is it easy to cut back on my alcohol intake with the help of an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. We can't promise overnight results. It will take time and dedication, and you may experience a fair share of ups and downs along your journey. But we're here to support you each step of the way.