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The Best Alcohol Sobriety App

The process of giving up old but harmful habits is naturally challenging. And journeying through that alone only ups the ante. So, Sunnyside ensures you'll never have to. This app is an accountability buddy that supports and equips you to build healthier drinking habits through expert-backed advice and techniques. Get daily accountability support, messages, tips, and tricks without leaving your doorstep or talking to anyone—but our real-life coaches have your back if you ever wish to.

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What does sobriety mean?

The textbook meaning of sobriety is "not being under the influence of alcohol." However, sobriety can take on different meanings for different people. For those on the journey of recovery, sobriety could mean total abstinence from alcohol—or never using alcohol again. Meanwhile, other definitions of sobriety focus on nurturing healthy coping mechanisms and habits that help you achieve your wellness goals in the long run. It involves identifying the factors that urge you to drink so you can effectively tackle the root causes of poor drinking decisions.

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What are the benefits of staying sober?

The impact of staying sober not only involves your physical health—but also trickles into your emotions, mental wellness, social interactions, relationships, and work. You'll catch more restful ZZZs at night, feel more energetic during the day, and have more focus while performing tasks. Without nasty hangovers and feeling irritable throughout the day, you can concentrate well on meeting all your personal and work commitments and taking better care of yourself. This adds up to more fulfilling relationships built on meaningful communication and deeper conversations. After all, how much of a conversation will we be able to remember—or have for that matter—while feeling tipsy? Studies have also found that consuming too much alcohol can make it harder for you to differentiate and perceive other people's emotions, painting you out to be an "in-sensitive Sally."

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What happens to your body when you stop drinking?

Some health benefits of quitting alcohol involve better sleep at night and improved mood and energy throughout the day. You'll also notice better focus, attention, and memory, which can help enhance your work performance and productivity. Quitting alcohol can also lead to better skin complexion, enhancing the color around your eyes and improving your skin's hydration. Additionally, you may shed a few extra pounds. In the long run, giving up alcohol could reduce your risk of certain cancers and heart diseases.

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How can I stay sober?

Because everyone's journey takes different turns, the solution to your situation may look unique. It could take some experimenting to find what helps you avoid drinking. But identifying your personal triggers is an excellent first step in the right direction. This may be stress, peer pressure, a particular scent, or being in a pub or bar. Once you've identified these triggers, you can avoid old routines and habits that lead you down the path of drinking. A sobriety app like Sunnyside helps you monitor your drinking habits and keeps you accountable based on your tailored action plans and wellness goals.

How does Sunnyside help with sobriety?

Understandably, the journey of sobriety comes with its fair share of setbacks and challenges. But you don't have to walk it out alone. Sunnyside is your personal accountability partner, equipping you to track your drinking and cut back or quit in a safe and sustainable way. We've designed Sunnyside to be a supportive and 100% judgment-free zone where you'll build healthier habits that last. Get started in just three minutes!

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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 Sobriety App

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.

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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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Staying Sober with Sunnyside

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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Judgment-free support

We support you on your journey, despite any ups and downs.

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Join the #1 community of mindful drinkers

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.

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."

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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 sobriety app?

The Sunnyside app helps you track your alcohol consumption 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 a sobriety app?

The Sunnyside app is an accountability partner you can take on the go. Through the app, you'll gain access to real-life coaches and personalized action plans to keep you on track. Sunnyside helps you recognize your drinking triggers and manage your urges. 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 sobriety 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?

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

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 stay sober?

Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. The Sunnyside app gives you valuable insight into your drinking habits. You'll also learn how to be intentional with your drinking decisions and reach your wellness goals in a safe and sustainable manner.

Is it easy to stay sober with an app?

It is not easy to change one's drinking habits, but very possible. Sunnyside helps boost your confidence and motivation, empowering you to take control of your drinking patterns. We're a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we're here to support you every step of the way.

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