Alcohol Use and Older Adults

Frequently Asked Questions

21. What can I do to cut back on my drinking?

You can write down the reasons you want to cut back on drinking. You can write down a goal -- a limit on how many drinks you will have each day -- and put it somewhere easy to see. Then, keep track of your drinking habits for a week to see if the goal was achieved. Other steps are to plan alcohol-free days each week and to drink water, juice, or soda instead of liquor.

To cut back on drinking, you can also try the following.