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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Alcohol isn't the poison it's painted out to be. And you aren't necessarily facing a problem if you drink alcohol. Instead, the adverse effects of alcohol are more so skewed towards having too much. According to the CDC, the long-term health risks of excessive alcohol include heart and liver diseases, mental health issues, memory problems, and dependence. But with mindful drinking, alcohol can be a great de-stressor or social-event catalyst. Having an awareness of your relationship with alcohol allows you to be the master of your habits, decisions, and health.
If you're dealing with a nasty hangover the morning after, don't go drinking coffee or more alcohol because the Internet told you it's the 'magic cure.' The best way to nurse a monster of a hangover is to get a good night's sleep. Ensure you stay dehydrated as best as possible, especially if your hangover is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Have a nutritious breakfast to refuel, and nudge your blood sugar levels back up by consuming some crackers or bread. If you're dealing with a headache, an ice pack or an OTC painkiller, such as ibuprofen, may help alleviate the pain.
The best way to minimize the effects of alcohol is to practice mindful drinking and be intentional with your drinking decisions. The thing is, 'too much' doesn't always manifest as a hangover or a dreadful headache. After all, we all have different tolerances for alcohol. Rather than relying on symptoms like a hangover, keeping track of your drinking will better indicate whether you're drinking too much. An app like Sunnyside is a handy accountability partner on the go to help you keep your drinking in check. Plus, be sure to eat up before you drink up. Drinking on a growling stomach is a massive recipe for disaster. And during a night out, pace yourself by having only one drink per hour and alternating between boozy beverages and plain water.
If you don't like the all-or-nothing mindset that forces you to choose between drinking or health, mindful drinking may be right for you! With mindful drinking, you don't necessarily have to stop drinking. Instead, this lifestyle focuses on evaluating your drinking habits and improving your relationship with alcohol. Sunnyside helps with mindful drinking, so you can enjoy alcohol and maintain your wellness without stifling the fun!
Sunnyside is a mindful drinking app that empowers you to practice healthier drinking habits. You'll receive accountability messages, daily motivation, tips, and tricks to help you achieve your wellness goals. Through the app, you can also track your drinking and monitor your progress in terms of improved sleep, money saved, and calories avoided. And if you need a listening ear or a helping hand, our real-life coaches are here to support you!
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 for enhanced wellness.
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 minimize the effects of alcohol?
The Sunnyside app helps you assess how much and how often you drink. The app will personalize weekly action plans based on your wellness goals and drinking patterns. Plus, 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 a mindful drinking app?
Sunnyside empowers members to nurture healthier drinking habits. You'll practice mindful drinking and learn to be more intentional with your drinking decisions. 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 mindful 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 reduce the effects of alcohol?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. Whether you wish to prevent hangovers, lose weight, save money, or reduce your risk of heart and liver conditions, Sunnyside can help you attain your goals through mindful drinking.
Is it easy to practice mindful drinking with the help of an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside equips you with the tools and knowledge you'll need to foster healthier habits that last a lifetime. We're a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we're here to support you every step of the way.