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New app to help Cheshire West residents track their drinking habits

A NEW app has been launched to help residents of Cheshire West and Chester track how much alcohol they drink, so they can stay healthy.

The Lower My Drinking app is free in Cheshire and Merseyside and helps people set a drinking goal and track their progress, recognize the benefits of reducing their drinking and benchmark their drinking of alcohol to that of the rest of the population.

It is hoped that users can reduce the risk of alcohol leading to long-term depression, cancer or liver disease.

Councilor Val Armstrong, Cabinet Member of Cheshire West and Chester Council for Adult Social Care and Public Health, said: “Council are happy to support this app and hope it proves a useful tool. really useful for residents to help take control of how much they drink.

“If you’re worried about your drinking and know there are situations where you’re likely to overdrink, this app also gives you tips and a proven skill set to help you navigate those situations. and change the way you think about alcohol.

“Excessive alcohol consumption can impact your daily life and can harm your long-term health, with alcohol being linked to depression, cancer and liver disease.

“Downloading and using the app is something simple that you can do to help you lead a longer, healthier and happier life.”

The app supports the Council’s Local Alcohol Strategy, which aims to guide local people to make healthy and informed choices to reduce the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption and improve their health and general well-being.

To download the app, search for “reduce my alcohol consumption” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For more information visit: https://www.lowermydrinking.com/.