Pace yourself

Slowing down your drinking is a good way to drink less, and helps you keep track of how many drinks you’ve had.

Wait until your glass is empty before getting another

It helps you keep track of how much you’re drinking.

Don’t mix drinks — it makes you lose track

Jumping between different kinds of drinks usually means you drink more overall. Each drink has a different strength, so it’s easy to lose track of how much alcohol you’ve had.

Drink something else in between

Have a non-alcoholic drink in between. This slows down how much alcohol you’ll drink that day. Because alcohol makes you dehydrated, drinking water also reduces hangovers.

Change your drink

Try a new drink. Old familiar ones from heavier drinking days will make you want to drink like you used to.

Try a low-alcohol beer, or a mixed drink with a low portion of alcohol. Find out the strength of everything you try. Look at the label for the number of standard drinks it contains.

Make it a single

Put less alcohol in your drinks, or choose a low-alcohol option. Top up your drink with non-alcoholic mixers. Make sure you add more mixer than spirits.

Start later

Try starting drinking later on. If you usually have a drink before dinner, skip that one (or make it a non-alcoholic drink) and have a drink with dinner instead.