World Health Organization Risk Levels

Our research has found that drinking reductions of at least one risk level are associated with improvements in physical health, mental health, and quality of life.

Strategies for Reducing Drinking

  • Keep track of how much you drink
  • Measure your drinks and know how much you are drinking
  • Set goals for drinking (days per week, amount per day)
  • Fill time with alternative activities that do not involve alcohol
  • Stock-up on non-alcohol beverages that you enjoy
  • Avoid “triggers” that make you lose control over drinking
  • Make a plan for how you will respond to triggers that arise
  • Have a “no” response ready to go in case you are offered a drink

ABQ Research Lab, Director: Dr. Katie Witkiewitz

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