Drink Limits Information

ACON is running Drink Limits, a free eight-week group work program for lesbian, bisexual and queer women (trans and cis) and non-binary and gender diverse people who want to change their drinking habits. Drink Limits explores the barriers that get in the way of changing these habits and provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to share strategies to reduce drinking and to find ways to stay in control of your health and your goals.

The program uses a range of therapeutic techniques to address anxiety and other mental health concerns surrounding the consumption of alcohol. It is an eight-week closed group program designed to offer you strategies to reduce alcohol consumption, and help you feel better. It’s about your personal limits: if you feel like you want to reduce your alcohol consumption, then this program could be for you. Abstinence isn’t the aim of Drink Limits, rather, the program is about reducing your alcohol consumption to a level that you feel comfortable with.

It’s also an opportunity to meet fellow community members with similar experiences in a confidential and safe environment. The program will be run by ACON’s trained substance support counsellors.

If you feel like your drinking is affecting your mental health, giving you regrets, or preventing you from reaching your full potential, this could be the program for you.

Due to concerns about the COVID19 virus, and protocols ACON Health is putting in place to protect the health and safety of all our clients and communities, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Drink Limits group program to later in the year, when we can invite you to participate with full confidence that no one will be having to risk their wellbeing in order to attend. More information about Drink Limits will be available here later in 2020.

*ACON would like to thank Thorne Harbour Health for their development of the Drink Limits program.

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