If you’re familiar with Reframe’s different programs then you may be familiar with our cutback track which allows our users to form a healthier relationship with alcohol by learning how to drink less and be more mindful about their consumption. Our cutback track is a form of moderation management, which means that we accept that alcohol can create problems in a person’s life, but instead of admitting to powerlessness over the substance, Reframe users are empowered to learn how to manage and control their drinking. Many people may not identify with the label of alcoholic even though they have issues with alcohol and problems involving drinking.

How Does it Work?

Through the concept of Moderation Management, individuals are able to assess how drinking impacts their lives and learn how to better manage drinking-related problems. Through our program, users track their daily and weekly intake using their in app drink tracker, complete daily, evidence-based tasks to help them become more mindful of their consumption, and slowly reduce their alcohol intake each week by our recommended guidelines. Through our program, a person can then look at how alcohol is impacting their lives and identify potential problems.

After evaluating drinking patterns and possible concerns related to alcohol consumption as well as gaining an understanding of what moderate drinking entails, a person may then decide if this program will work for them. Some individuals may opt to go with an abstinence-based program instead while others may decide that moderation will work for them.

Understanding Our Intake

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for American adults recommends that if alcohol is consumed, it should only be consumed in moderation — up to 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men. This is not intended as an average over several days, but rather the amount consumed in any single day. Following these guidelines reduces the risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, reduced immunity, ulcers, sleep problems, complications of existing conditions, and more. It also reduces the risk of depression, social problems, and difficulties at school or work.