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Drink Less

Self-Assessment Tools

This Anonymous self-assessment tool screens for high-risk drinking and substance use disorders. This self-assessment allows you to make a personalized action plan to help you cut back based on your individual drink-less goals.

This anonymous self-assessment tool screens for high-risk drinking and substance use disorders. Resources provided for those who screen positive include a comprehensive list of options to ask your primary care provider about including medications, support groups, therapy sessions and other tactics depending upon your goals.

This anonymous self-assessment helps you learn if you have a substance use disorder. Resources offered to those who want help include a 24/7 hotline, an online database that helps find inpatient and outpatient medical resources in your area based on your insurance, and free text support to cut back on your drinking.

Resources to Drink Less or Quit

Decision Aid Toolkit (download/print me!)

This downloadable toolkit is a great starting point for anyone considering cutting back or quitting alcohol altogether. In 44 pages, this toolkit starts with self-assessments t help with personal action plans and motivations for change. It then includes a comprehensive list of options depending on your goals and habits and concludes with ways to help you move forward with your plan. This is a great tool to help guide your conversation with your primary care provider to help you better understand all of your goals and options to promote change.

Rethinking Drinking

This NIH-sponsored website has more information on drinking limits and how they were established. It has a variety of tools to help you cut back including drink calculators and lists of professional organizations that can help.

Drink Less

CDC website with tips on how to drink less and tools to help create a change plan.

Resources on Maui

Aloha house offers inpatient/residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and long-term recovery support through its Sober Living Program. In addition, Aloha house provides comprehensive, family-centered behavioral health interventions for families and individuals including counseling for both youths and adults.

Having a support group of other sober-minded people can make the world of difference. Find a local AA meeting or join an online meeting through their website.

“BHH works with individuals and families who are struggling with chemical dependency, substance abuse, and addiction. Our long-term approach and emphasis on family participation, is unique and proven to increase the chances of recovery”

“As Maui’s only women-specific substance use disorder treatment center, we strive to provide a continuum of care with Therapeutic and Sober Living Programs, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient and Aftercare services. We are also the only place on island where young children and infants can lie with their mothers while they get the help needed.”

“Transformational Residential Aftercare Program in Hawaii.” Maui Recovery offers inpatient services to those suffering from a variety of addictions.

24/7 Hotlines

1-800-753-687 Hawai'i Crisis Hotline.

1-800-662-HELP (4357) National Treatment Referral an Information Service

For many people, drinking alcohol is connected to positive events. We drink to relax, to celebrate, to be social with family and friends, and for other reasons. But for some people, alcohol can become a concern. Unfortunately, alcohol problems are often stigmatized in our society, which can make it hard for people to learn about their options for help. However, you have landed in the right place.

If you are a heavy, regular drinker and your body has become dependent on alcohol, it might be unsafe for you to quit cold turkey, talk to your primary care provider or another health professional first.