Tips for staying on track | What About You?

Tips for staying on track

Well done on making the change to cut down or stop drinking or using drugs.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track:

  • Know your triggers for drinking or drug use and what you can do instead.
  • Avoid having alcohol or drugs in the house – so you’re not tempted.
  • Have your ‘no thanks’ prepared for when you’re offered a drink or drugs.
  • Find some non-alcoholic beverages you enjoy to drink.
  • Ask your friends and family to support you.
  • Join a gym, start a hobby or do some study to give you a new focus.
  • Avoid situations or people that may cause you to drink or use drugs.
  • Be kind to yourself and celebrate your progress.

Making any life change can be challenging at times. Remember to ask for support if you need it.