Cranstoun, Wokingham Borough’s substance misuse service, has launched the ‘Lower My Drinking’ app to help support residents to understand and manage their drinking. Free to download, the app provides tailored support to people who want to drink less and enjoy more.
Annie Steele Assistant Director of Services said: “We are delighted to offer Wokingham residents an easy way to assess and reduce their drinking. The Lower My Drinking app supports people with their goals to get healthier, feel better and live healthy, safe and happy lives”.
The ‘Lower My Drinking’ website allows Wokingham residents to self-assess their drinking in confidence, learn about the potential health consequences and receive tailored support to help reduce drinking to lower risk levels. Those who are directed to the app can track their alcohol consumption and use techniques based on cognitive-behavioural therapy and mindfulness to manage their drinking. Residents who require professional help are signposted to local alcohol support services.
The launch comes following Public Health England figures showing that the number of people drinking at higher risk has soared with estimates from the Office of National Statistics showing a near doubling of people drinking at higher risk levels during lockdown.
The Lower my Drinking App is delivered by Breaking Free online, an evidence-driven digital treatment and recovery programme that empowers people to overcome problem drinking, drug misuse and smoking.
The Lower my Drinking App can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Wokingham residents who would like further help with their alcohol or substance misuse should contact Cranstoun Wokingham on 0118 977 2022.
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