Alcohol Moderation Blog

10 Years Moderating Alcohol: Tips and Struggles

Things That Make Moderation Difficult: Comparing Yourself to Others

Marking progress by comparing yourself to someone else is one of the worst actions you can take. And it is an action. My sense of justice and fairness can make it difficult to drink less than the people around me. If I already drank yesterday, I can’t just have a few drinks with my friendContinue reading “Things That Make Moderation Difficult: Comparing Yourself to Others”

Things That Make Moderation Difficult: Focusing on What You Don't Want Instead of What You Do

When thinking about moderation, many people assume you’re “cutting out”. This is, in part, true. You’re limiting how much you drink. To successfully moderate (without feeling depressed over time), simply deleting drinks from your week is probably not going to work long-term. If you remove something unhealthy, it’s best to replace it with something healthy.Continue reading “Things That Make Moderation Difficult: Focusing on What You Don't Want Instead of What You Do”


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