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Calculate your sobriety
Blackouts, risk taking, binge-drinking, drinking alone, daily use, drunk on the job, driving under the influence, day drinking, alcohol dependence… Drink problems can come in many shapes and sizes, and around 7% of the American population struggles with some form of drinking disorder. In the UK, almost a quarter of adults regularly drink alcohol in excess of medical guidelines.
So if you feel like alcohol use has been stopping you from living your best life, then you are truly not alone.
Do I need to stop drinking?
When drinking interferes with your daily life, it’s time to take control. For many people, this means stopping completely. You don’t have to be an alcoholic to choose a sober lifestyle.
Not sure whether your alcohol use falls within the recommended guidelines? Speak to your doctor, or check out the medical advice at Drink Aware.
How do I get sober?
If you’re asking yourself, “How do I stop drinking?”, then don’t worry. There are lots of places to help you on your way.
In the UK, you can get help from the NHS, Alcohol Change, Smart Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous. Sources of support in the US include AA, SAMHSA, Smart Recovery, and SOS.
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Take it one day at a time.
What is my sobriety date?
Your first day without alcohol is your sobriety date. This is the day you’ll enter into the sobriety calculator above, to work out how long you’ve been sober for. Every day is an achievement!
How long have I been sober?
It feels great to recognise your hard work. Whether you’re counting your successes in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years, it’s important to give yourself a pat on the back for every day you’ve won the battle against the bottle. When you reach a milestone you’re proud of, sing it from the rooftops; share it on your social media; reward yourself with special purchases, vacations, a day off work, or a favourite food. Use our sobriety calculator to calculate how long ago you quit drinking.
What happens if I fall off the wagon?
People with drinking problems can — and do — experience relapses when they give up alcohol. It’s a normal part of recovery, and it doesn’t mean it’s all been for nothing. Whether you’ve managed one day, ten days, a hundred days, or ten years, your effort is valuable and has been a critical first, second, or third step towards full-time sobriety. Pick yourself up and start again. You can do it! You’re worth the effort, and only you can make this change.
Work out how long I’ve been sober for
Enter your sober date here to calculate how long you’ve been sober.
Well done, and keep going!
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