Alcohol Free App

It is with great appreciation to my great developer, my old clients for feedback, many hours spend over a year, that they and I collaborated to create the modern approach to dealing with either alcohol dependence or habit for those of all walks of life to use our App. Recently it has had some more features added, and is now in a relaunch.

It is not remotely comparable to any other. We do not believe in the antiquated approach of the old doctrine that we are all doomed as ALCOHOLICS, labelled as having a life sentence of sometimes in our lives drinking more than is good for us, this is about attitude, control and most importantly choice. Clearly up until now, these methods have been ineffective and stimgatised. We have to take responsibility into our own hands. The misuse of alcohol is far more costly on every level than the current pandemic has been or will be. There could be no better time to rethink the drink.

We are well aware when we become concerned about going over the top with alcohol, no one needs to tell us, or wag their finger and judge. When you stop smoking there is huge congratulation, pats on the back and massive support, but with drinking there still seems to be some cock eyed notion that we are all boring and dull without using it.

I could bang on about the harm it does, but have more than enough respect for those of you who are well aware of that, and just need a more simple solution without any stigma or fault laid at your doorstep for doing so.

We have tried to make the App user friendly, a new habit to either cut down or become alcohol free.

The App can be found on the Apple Store.

All the very best for you, and your liberation from what can become a very isolation and cruel way of life, whatever your age.

Intervention Avoids Labeling

Labeling everyone as Alcoholic when they drink too much, is very counterproductive. This has nothing to do with denial, but in many cases if this description was dropped they would seek good therapy earlier, and there would be no necessity to spend the rest of their lives becoming another stigmatized statistic.

There are so many different degrees of alcohol dependence, and very often the starting point is when drinking becomes a routine and a habit. One of the main reasons my clients often leave their anxiety and worry in the hands of a bottle or two, is because they are terrified of being known as ‘that woman who drinks too much, an out of control lush, alcoholic disgrace’. The language that surrounds sobriety, and I don’t particularly like that word either, has been almost as damaging as the drinking itself. It begins to define the person, put them on the wine rack, and no matter how long they have been free of this toxic not so merry go round, will always have the suspicion that they are never going to be remembered for anything other than a problem they once had.

With any other doubt or concern about a potentially life threatening illness, we would investigate it as soon as possible. If our drinking is getting more than we are comfortable with, and knowing it could get worse, how do we deal with it? For the most part we hide, convincing ourselves that after one or two issues that we have drunk upon have been resolved, we will stop.

There are many therapies available, that are effective to treat the symptoms of alcohol dependence before there is any necessity to join groups that do not treat the underlying driving forces behind drinking, only the outcomes of drinking too much. These meetings are not therapy, they are the last resort.