Daybreak helps people cut back or quit drinking alcohol
See changes after 2 weeks
Daybreak has been proven to help you reduce your urges to drink alcohol. Our community of members on Daybreak can help you stop acting on urges in the first 7 days of downloading the program.
Personal support in your pocket
Daybreak is downloaded onto a smartphone device. This means there are no waiting lists and it is accessible anytime on a smartphone. So a busy schedule does not stop you getting individual support. The program is made to help you reach your specific goals, whether those goals are cutting back or quitting altogether.
Other people are going through the same thing
Daybreak works on the idea that being part of an anonymous community of like-minded people with a similar goal helps create positive change.
The most common alcohol triggers the community shares are:
Putting the kids to bed
Their birthday or anniversary
A hen’s night or daughter’s wedding
When people post on the Daybreak feed that they have an urge to drink at these events, our community steps in. Other people talk you through the urge and how to beat it.
This 1 minute video shows how Daybreak works
Daybreak is a friendly and safe space where there is no judgement around drinking habits. Peer support is always available. Even if you want to share an urge late at night someone will read your post and offer advice, support, and a sympathetic ear. This can be very therapeutic and helps members reach their goals they set around changing their relationship with alcohol.
Are you ready for the support you can get from a community that cares? We see moods improve in just 5 days when people make the decision to drink less and have the community cheering them on.
What makes you want to change?
It is a very individual thing and it might be helpful to clarify with a health coach in Daybreak. Things like:
Do I want to stop drinking altogether?
Is there something I am willing to change?
What do I want to leave as is?
What are my personal health or family goals?
There is a lot of support out there and you do not need to be close to a crisis to access help. Often addressing an issue before it impacts your life means you can move on and focus on the things that are important to you.
Our community says…
“I’m on day 78
I only drank once after 5 days of joining and haven’t drunk since. I absolutely know I couldn’t have done that without this forum.”
“The best thing that’s happened to me
This app and my public commitment to stop drinking stopped me from opening the fridge door. It’s Sunday morning. I’m camped by a a lake. I’m snuggled up in bed with a clear head. And there is a thank you coursing through my heart.”
“Overwhelmed at the support
Drinking has such a stigma attached to it, that it’s hard to know who to talk to. There’s a lot of judgement out there. So it is wonderful to hear other people’s stories.”
* Stories are provided with permission of members and are anonymous to protect privacy.
Join the community. Download from the app stores
Alcohol becomes a problem when…
Generally alcohol starts to become a problem if it is affecting your:
Sometimes a person will feel that their alcohol use is not a problem. But the important people in their lives feel differently and would love a change. Or a person may feel that they are ready to make a change themselves.
Meet our clinical and health team
People beat an alcohol urge with peer support and 1-1 help when they chat to our trained health coaches on Daybreak. Members have access to support to complete behaviour change experiments and set personal goals, whether the goal is to cut back or abstain from drinking.
The Daybreak community is ideal for people who have made the decision to change their relationship with alcohol, and want to connect with others who are on a similar journey.
Briony has been working in mental health since 2009 and has been registered as a psychologist since 2011. Her work currently involves helping people to understand and change their relationship with alcohol, and to meet their health and wellbeing goals. Her special areas of interest are in trauma counseling and using technology to support mental health and wellbeing, as well as improving overall health and functioning. She has completed further training in Neurofeedback, Schema Therapy and EMDR.
Sarah has a Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs & Mental Health Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and continues to train in this field. Her experience is as a counsellor and addictions recovery practitioner for a leading Australian treatment centre. Sarah has supported caseloads of clients, with one to one counseling and brief interventions, together with facilitating support and relapse prevention groups. Her passion is supporting Daybreak members to explore their alcohol use, helping people to gain the awareness as to how alcohol can become a coping mechanism for avoiding certain situations or difficult emotions. Sarah’s aim is to see members obtain their highest potential and implementing the healthy changes they wish for themselves.
Beat Alcohol Urges in 2 Weeks
Get a response within minutes of sharing to the community.
Start new habits that replace your urge to drink.
Our clinical team supports you through alcohol urges.
Daybreak is appropriate for most people who are wanting to change their relationship with alcohol. If a person is in significant distress, such as experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm, we encourage them to seek more intensive and face-to-face support. Although the community on Daybreak is supportive, evidence shows that if people are in significant distress, supportive communities are not effective and more structured and targeted support is necessary.