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Quit Drinking with Sunnyside

It can be difficult to stop drinking entirely. Sunnyside takes a mindfulness approach so that you can work on cutting back gradually. When you start building a better relationship with alcohol, limiting your intake, and eventually quitting drinking can seem a lot more manageable.

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How do I quit drinking alcohol?

Being aware of the impact that alcohol has on your well-being and your behavior can help you understand your habits around drinking. Whether you want to quit drinking alcohol entirely, or if you're trying to cut back on your alcohol consumption habits, exploring your relationship with alcohol is a helpful first step. Do you find yourself craving alcohol, or is it more that you feel pressured or inclined to drink because of various social situations? Quitting drinking can have really beneficial long-term effects, so clearly recognizing your health goals can make it easier to reduce your drinking.

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What happens when you quit drinking?

Assuming you're already a relatively healthy individual, there are a lot of amazing health benefits that come from quitting drinking. Your blood pressure may improve which can help keep your heart healthier. Heavy drinking can also take a toll on your liver, and giving this powerful organ the time to heal means it doesn't have to work as hard to filter out the toxins from alcohol. And when your liver is strong and you're getting more healthy nutrients into your blood stream, your brain becomes more focused and energized as well. You may also lose weight, save money and get better and more restful sleep.

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Why should I consider an app to stop drinking?

Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by 30% on average in their first 30 days of using the app. By considering an app that helps you track your drinking, you become more aware of your relationship with alcohol and start to develop better habits around drinking. Some people struggle to stop drinking entirely when quitting cold-turkey, but Sunnyside lets you set your own goals and gradually cut back and eventually stop drinking without any judgment.

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Is it easy to quit drinking using an app?

Much like cutting any habit, quitting drinking is not going to be easy, but Sunnyside helps make it feel less challenging by sending you proactive text messages to help keep you accountable. As long as you remain honest with yourself and are consistent with your tracking, quitting drinking is something you can certainly accomplish. We’re here to make it’s judgment free and support you every step of the way.

How does Sunnyside help you quit drinking?

Our simple but powerful alcohol-health platform will get you started on your journey in only 5 minutes. And from there it’s only minutes a day of your time.

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Set your high-level goals

Tell us a little about yourself and your goals so we can personalize your experience. This is a judgment-free zone.

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Commit to a weekly plan

Every week we’ll give you a recommended drink plan for the week ahead to help you reach your goals, which you can adjust.

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Track your drinks

Via a simple text-message interface, we’ll remind you to track your drinks every day, and provide nudges to stack on target.

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Get daily motivation & tips

Our upbeat and positive eduation, motivation, tips, and tricks will keep you on track every day of the week.

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Text real coaches

Our real human coaches are available for you, no matter what you need. Text them for help or a nudge at any time.

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Measure your progress

See how your new habits add up to better sleep, money saved, and an improved diet in your web dashboard.

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Why People Are Saying Sunnyside is the Best App to Stop Drinking

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 cut back on their journey to stop drinking.

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These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits.

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

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The transition was easy

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

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I cannot believe it actually worked.

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

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Simple & sustainable

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

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Quitting Drinking Starts with Tracking

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.

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Improve Health & Wellness

Feel your best, inside and out.

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Sleep more restfully

Enjoy more restful sleep and brighter mornings.

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Improve your diet

Every month you'll be cutting out unnecessary calories.

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Gain more energy

Greet the day with increased energy and focus.

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Save money

Save real cash every month by spending less on alcohol.

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Drink more mindfully

Enjoy the drinks you do have more.

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Why use Sunnyside?

Every Sunnyside membership includes all the features below, plus a free 15-day trial to make sure it’s right for you.

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Drink tracking

Sunnyside gives you simple, accurate tools to track your drinks that you’ll actually love to use.

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Weekly planning

Every Sunday we’ll share your plan for the week ahead that you can adjust and customize as needed.

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On-demand coaching

We have real human coaches available for when you need a nudge or a bit of motivation. But only if you need it.

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Daily motivation

We’ll share advice, education and motivation on a daily basis to keep you on track with your goals.

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Insights & analytics

Drinks cut, money saved, improved sleep... we’ll help you measure success in the terms that matter to you.

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Science-backed techniques

Sunnyside is easy and simple to use, but is backed by proven habit change techniques reviewed by our advisors.

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Trusted by Experts

Sunnyside utilizes proven behavior-change techniques to help you reach your goals, and it’s all reviewed by our team of experts.

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Dr. Hrishikesh Belani

Associate Medical Director of the South Los Angeles Health Center Group

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Kate Bonham

MS, LPCC, LADC - Mental Health and Chemical Health Specialist

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Nir Eyal

Habit expert, author of Hooked and Indistractable

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Adi Jaffe

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 Belani

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Frequently asked questions

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 quit drinking app? 

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 tracking alcohol intake?

We employ proven habit change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity. Our methods are reviewed by habit change and alcohol use experts. Learn more.

Is Sunnyside a free quit 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. Sunnyside offers a 15-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.

Is my data secure?

We take data privacy and security very seriously. We never sell your information or use your drinking data for marketing tactics. Review our Privacy Principles.

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.

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