Do you find it hard to manage your alcohol consumption when drinking alone? Perhaps, drinking alone has started to affect your mood, sleep, and health. If that's the case, the Sunnyside app can help you manage your solo drinking sessions, reassess your habits, and develop healthier ones.
15-day free trial. Cancel any time.
Proudly Featured In
No, drinking alone isn't inherently bad. Enjoying a glass of wine alongside your favorite TV series makes for a really lovely evening—and there's nothing wrong with that. Essentially, solo drinking in a moderate amount is not dangerous. But this practice can snowball into excessive drinking. If you find yourself regularly blacking out or dealing with nasty hangovers after a solo drinking episode, this could signify a cause for concern. Other signs of unhealthy drinking patterns include pushing aside your daily responsibilities and commitments due to alcohol, neglecting your health and hygiene, or lying about your drinking habits.
No, drinking alone doesn't necessarily mean you're an alcoholic or alcohol-dependent. If you're concerned, you can monitor your alcohol consumption. Also, try to reassess your frame of mind during solitary drinking episodes. Do you always have one too many swigs whenever you're trying to cope with stress, pain, anxiety, or boredom? Can you control how much you drink, or do you always spiral down the just-one-more-drink rabbit hole? Using alcohol to self-medicate or progressively requiring more and more alcohol to satisfy an urge could signify a drinking problem. On the flip side, having a moderate amount of alcohol every few days or so to relax is unlikely an issue.
Again, there's nothing wrong with drinking alone. Maybe you can't stand the noise at a bar, or you just want peace and solitude after a long day of dealing with pesky coworkers. Perhaps you like drinking without social pressure or deciding exactly what and where to drink without dealing with objections. That's perfectly okay. However, some people drink to self-medicate from negative emotions or escape from reality. They may use alcohol to cope with depression, anxiety, or stress. And this can lead to alcohol dependence. Furthermore, without friends and family to comment or give feedback on their drinking, things can quickly slip out of control.
Understandably, life often comes wrapped in challenges and stress. But using alcohol to remedy pain, anxiety, or sadness isn't a sustainable solution. Nonetheless, there's always room to show yourself more grace and kindness by reaching out for help if you feel you're spiraling down the wrong track. Finding a safe space to talk about your feelings, emotions, and concerns is one of the best ways to shed light on your situation and create actionable plans to manage it. To do so, you may wish to seek help from a coach, counselor, or healthcare professional. Tracking your drinking with the Sunnyside app also helps you evaluate your habits and measure your progress along the way.
Sunnyside is a 100% judgment-free zone. Through this app, you'll receive realistic action plans personalized based on your goals, daily motivation and tips, and advice from real-life coaches. You can also track your drinking habits and patterns, learn how to improve them, and record your progress throughout your 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 and keep their solo drinking sessions under control.
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.
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."
Dr. Hrishikesh BelaniTake the 3 min quiz
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 an app that can help you stop drinking alone?
The Sunnyside app helps you manage your solo drinking sessions and nurture healthier drinking habits based on your goals. You'll receive accountability text messages and daily motivation and tips to guide you along the way. 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 an app to stop drinking alone?
Whether you're looking for trialed-and-tested advice from real-life coaches or daily motivation to keep you on track, Sunnyside can help you better manage your drinking when you're alone. 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 to help you stop drinking alone?
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 to stop drinking alone?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. The app gives you valuable insight into your drinking habits and how you can redirect them to improve your health, wellness, mood, and sleep.
Is it easy to stop drinking alone with an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside helps boost your confidence and motivation, empowering you to take control of your drinking urges and decisions. We're a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we're here to support you every step of the way.