Around 1 in 6 people in the US are estimated to binge drink. So you're not alone. Kicking this habit is one of the best ways to stay more focused and energized throughout the day and get better sleep at night. Here at Sunnyside, we'd love to help you tackle binge drinking through reasonable action plans and accountability messages—all in a 100% judgment-free zone.
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According to the CDC, binge drinking is consuming 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for males and 4 or more for females. Meanwhile, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as the use of alcohol that raises your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08%—which is typically 4 or more drinks for females and 5 or more drinks for males in around 2 hours. Essentially, binge drinking is consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time.
Binge drinking doesn't make you alcohol-dependent. And it's not necessarily a daily thing—some people may only binge drink on the weekends or during an occasional night out with friends. Other than the amount of alcohol you drink, other signs of binge drinking include hangovers, blackouts, and poor quality sleep after a drinking episode. You may also find yourself picking up a huge tab at the end of each night or in a just-leave-me-alone, irritable mood the next day. These 'one-more-drink' frenzies can leave you feeling very guilty, and your friends and family may have raised their concerns about your drinking habits.
Binge drinking doesn't automatically make you a heavy drinker. Binge drinking is consuming a large amount of alcohol, but in a short time period (around 2 hours). On the other hand, the CDC defines heavy drinking as consuming 15 drinks or more per week for men and consuming 8 drinks or more per week for women. Both these alcohol consumption patterns can lead to physical and mental wellness issues, including chronic diseases and memory, mood, and sleep problems.
Understandably, it can be challenging to kick the habit of binge drinking. But it is possible with some time and commitment. You may wish to avoid certain bars, restaurants, or groups of people that encourage you to binge drink. Replacing binge drinking with other activities, such as self-care, exercise, or reading, can also help you cope with the urge to do so. One of the best ways to combat binge drinking is by setting limits and having an action plan written, all of which can be done through Sunnyside's binge drinking app.
Sunnyside's binge drinking app is a powerful text-message-based tool that can help you kickstart your journey in just 3 minutes. This app sends proactive text messages and daily encouragement, tips, and tricks that keep you accountable and motivated toward improving your drinking habits. As long as you're honest with your progress and allocate a little time each day, Sunnyside can help you reach your mindful drinking goals and reclaim your wellness.
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 and cut back on binge drinking.
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.
Enjoy the drinks you do have more.
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.
What is a binge drinking app?
The Sunnyside binge drinking app helps you track your alcohol consumption and creates weekly, personalized plans to nurture better drinking habits. Through the support of coaches, daily motivation and tips, and text-based reminders, we hope to help you stop binge drinking. 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 quitting binge drinking?
By practicing healthier drinking, you'll experience better mood, sleep, and physical health. Your risk for chronic diseases also reduces in the long run. We employ proven habit-change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity to help you practice better habits. Our methods are reviewed by habit-change and alcohol-use experts.
Is Sunnyside a free binge drinking 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.
Is my data secure?
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 stop binge drinking?
The Sunnyside app doesn't guarantee success, but it increases your chances of success. Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. By tracking your drinking and forming personalized action plans, you'll have more control over your drinking habits without having to quit entirely.
Is it easy to stop binge drinking using an app?
Changing a habit is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside makes the journey much easier to navigate and helps you overcome any unhealthy drinking habits without any judgment. We're here to support you every step of the way, even if it takes more than one try.