Alcohol Management Program: MODERATION OR ABSTINENCE
SLOW DOWN THIS SUMMER – SAFER, HEALTHIER ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
Now that warmer days are here, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor play, picnics and barbeques, and holiday celebrations. Sometimes, this includes enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two. This summer, take some time to check-in with your relationship with alcohol. Are you ready to cut down? Or maybe you want to take a break from it? Use the following resources to raise your awareness, keep track of your drinking, practice safer drinking habits, and discover some delicious alternatives to alcohol. Learn more.
What is the Alcohol Management Program?
The MHealthy Alcohol Management Program (AMP) at the University of Michigan is a brief, confidential health education program that helps you cut back on your drinking or quit altogether. It's your choice, abstinence or alcohol moderation.
Who should participate in the Alcohol Management Program?
The AMP is for anyone with mild to moderate alcohol problems who wants to eliminate the negative consequences of their drinking and improve their health by drinking less alcohol or none at all. This program is not for those who are severely dependent or alcoholic and require treatment services. Our clients include U-M faculty, staff, retirees, UMHS patients, and the general public. Through our phone-in program, we are able to help clients nationwide.
Alcohol affects your health in many different ways, especially when used in excess. Because it is easy to drink too much, sometimes unhealthy habits can develop. Did you know that if you cut down or stop drinking you can:
- Feel better about yourself
- Improve your sleep
- Have more energy
- Increase confidence and self-control
- Reduce empty calories
- Avoid impaired driving
- Improve your overall health
If you have been wondering:
- Do I drink too much?
- Would my life be better if I drank less?
- Is my drinking considered risky drinking?
- Is my drinking affecting my health?
- How much is too much?
The AMP might be right for you. Visit our Self-Evaluation to take a better look at alcohol and your health.
Why Select The Alcohol Management Program?
- It is private. Sessions are one-on-one. We are bound by law to protect your privacy.
- It is effective. AMP has helped people moderate or stop drinking altogether, reducing drinking by approximately 65%.
- It is flexible. Sessions can be in-person or by phone.
- It is brief. Both the in-person and phone programs include:
- a 1.5 hour initial interview,
- three to six 1-hour private sessions
- follow-up appointments at one, three and six month post program completion.
- It is professional. The AMP team is comprised of master's prepared health educators who have extensive training and experience in alcohol education.
- It is up to you. You select your goal to either cut down or stop drinking altogether.
Consider the cost and side effects related with your drinking, and ask yourself whether the Alcohol Management Program may be right for you.
Want to Learn More?Visit our Self-Evaluation to take a better look at alcohol and your health.
Call us if you have questions or if you would like our free confidential phone screening at 734-998-2017.