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Need help to drink less?

Reducing your alcohol intake can do wonders for your health. We'll support you to cut down and take control of your drinking.

Talk to us about tools, tips and the benefits of drink-free days

If you need help cutting back your alcohol consumption and you live in Dorset, our team of advisors and coaches can help. We've helped people across the whole of Dorset and we would love to help you too. Register or talk to us today.


Easy read - drink less alcohol

We want everyone to be able to access the support LiveWell Dorset can offer. Our Easy Read guides explain what we do using simple language and clear images. If you want to know how we can support you with drinking less alcohol, 
view this Easy Read leaflet.


Tim, from Wimborne, said:

"Livewell has been a life-changer for me. If I had carried on drinking it would have killed me. They totally put me at ease about asking for help and made me feel incredibly valued and welcome."

Read Tim's story


Try our Habit Hacker.

Designed by health and psychology experts, this quick and simple tool assesses your behaviours, preferences and barriers, then provides bespoke behaviour change techniques personalised to you.

Try our habit hacker


Reducing your alcohol intake will reduce your risk of high blood pressure, cancer and dementia. Not only that, but you'll notice improvements to your appearance too! Start your journey towards drinking less today.

Drinking not only harms your health, but it can influence those around you. Here's what you could benefit from by cutting down:

Helps you feel better
Gives you more energy
Helps you handle stress better
Helps you think clearer
Makes you healthier
Helps you live longer
Reduces the risk of artery disease
Lowers your blood pressure
Prevents type 2 diabetes and some cancers



Alcohol and weight Find out how much alcohol can affect your calorie and unit intake.



Rethink your drink

Take our rethink your drink quiz to see how you fare against national guidelines. 

Take the quiz

Health tools and calculators

Our health tools and calculators are designed to encourage and support you to achieve your goals.


Our articles will give you guidance and tips on why it is so important to stay healthy.

Adrian Chiles

"I used to drink every day and was horrified to find that my consumption was sometimes in excess of 100 units per week... I had to moderate my drinking".

Additional Help to cut down on drinking



The Drinkaware Trust is a UK independent alcohol education charity that aims to work with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

Find out more

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individuals with drinking problems who need help. AA is free to everyone and is there to provide support to those looking to reduce alcohol consumption.

Find out more

How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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When you register with LiveWell Dorset, we ask you some questions about you and your health (how much you smoke, how active you are, how much you drink and how much you weigh). We store that information and use it to shape our service offer to you – such as the advice we give or the extra services we connect you to. The only people who will see this information will be those involved in the delivery of the service and management of the data. If you would like to use extra services (such as slimming clubs and pharmacies) we have to share this information with them. For us to be able to put you in touch with these services, we must have your consent to share that information with the service (we’ll ask for that later, when if you sign up for extra services).

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  • You understand that if you do not give consent or withdraw consent then it could be difficult for us to connect you some of the services we offer.

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