You've set a goal to stop drinking wine. But how can you sustainably achieve that? Does going cold turkey work? Understandably, giving up wine can be difficult in a dominant drinking culture. But Sunnyside's got your back. We've helped thousands of members achieve their goals of reducing their wine intake or quitting alcohol in a supportive, judgment-free zone.
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It depends on how much alcohol you regularly consume in the first place. Heavy drinkers may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as shaky hands, night sweats, and anxiety, when they first stop drinking. Your healthcare provider can offer advice and treatment to manage these symptoms and help you stop drinking. Nonetheless, anyone can reap the benefits of giving up alcohol—whether you drink a lot or just a little. Some health benefits you may experience include a stronger heart and liver, a healthier weight, improved sleep, and enhanced mood and focus throughout the day. And, of course, your wallet will be heavier and happier!
Yes, a bottle of wine a day is generally considered too much. This will, of course, depend on the ABV of the bottle. But a typical 750ml bottle of wine at an ABV of 12.5-13.5% is equal to 7-8 standard drinks. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting your alcohol intake to two drinks or less per day for men and one drink or less in a day for women. Considering this, you can see that the standard bottle of wine surpasses this limit.
It is okay to enjoy wine every night, but this depends on how much you drink. Though the NHS has noted no 'safe level' of drinking, moderate drinking is still considered low-risk. The CDC has also suggested that moderate drinking may not have protective health effects, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, as popularly believed. In any case, the less you drink, the less likely you'll deal with associated health issues. So, during each drinking session, try your best to be mindful of how much and how quickly you drink. And if you don't want to stop drinking wine altogether, Sunnyside can help you nurture healthier habits without quitting.
There's no 'gold-standard' shortcut to stop drinking. Each person's journey is unique, so it may take some experimenting for you to discover strategies that work in your favor. Some solid tips to get you started include creating an action plan and putting it down in writing. On that note, the Sunnyside app will develop an optimized weekly action plan based on your goals and preferences. You can also track your drinking through the app. To further boost success, it's best to guard against everyday temptations. Try to avoid certain bars and restaurants (especially during Happy Hour) and keep busy with other hobbies and pastimes. You may need to find a new group of friends, too!
Sunnyside is a 100% judgment-free zone where individuals are empowered to practice mindful drinking and explore their relationship with alcohol. You'll get personalized weekly plans to help you achieve your goals of stopping or reducing your alcohol intake. Additionally, you can text real-life coaches for advice and keep tabs on your alcohol consumption. Plus, Sunnyside offers daily support, motivation, tips, and accountability messages to help you keep your head in the game.
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 reduce their wine intake and foster healthier 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
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."
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What is an app that can help you stop drinking wine?
The Sunnyside app empowers you to take complete control of how much you drink. Whether you wish to cut back on your intake or give up wine, Sunnyside personalizes a weekly action plan based on your goals. You’ll receive accountability text messages 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 wine?
The Sunnyside app provides access to real-life coaches, practical tips, and customized action plans from the comfort of your own home. Aside from that convenience, the Sunnyside app offers great privacy. We also 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 wine?
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 wine?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. With Sunnyside, you’ll receive accountability support, access to real-life coaches, and daily motivation and tips to keep you grounded. Sunnyside helps you reach your health goals and reclaim your wellness.
Is it easy to stop drinking wine with an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside will equip you with the tools and knowledge to sustainably develop healthier habits. We’re here to propel and kickstart your journey if you wish to stop drinking wine. No matter your starting point, we’ll support you every step of the way.