Daybreak helps heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol

Stop drinking in 2 weeks

Every year, Daybreak supports tens of thousands of people to decrease their urge to drink and improve associated mental health symptoms after only two weeks in the program.

Personal support in your pocket

Daybreak is delivered through our app. The online experience means there are no waiting lists and it is accessible anytime on a smartphone. So a busy schedule and geography do not get in the way of individual support. The program is tailored to your goals, whether that is cutting back or quitting.

Professional help

Daybreak is a program developed by our clinical team. Drinkers change an alcohol behaviour with peer support and 1-1 help with trained health coaches. Members have support to complete behaviour change experiments and set personal goals. Whether the goal is to cut back or abstain from drinking, Daybreak provides around-the-clock and tailored support.

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Alcohol becomes a problem when…

Generally alcohol starts to become a problem if it is affecting our ability to function in our lives. If alcohol is affecting work, relationships, health, or finances, it is likely becoming problematic. 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. In other situations, a person may be surrounded by people who do not have any issue with their alcohol use, but they feel that they are ready to make a change.

What makes you want to change?

It is a very individual thing and it might be helpful to clarify with a health coach. Things like:   Support comes in all shapes and sizes. This could be a chat with a health coach, to medical treatment from your GP. The good news is that there is a lot of support out there and you do not need to be on the verge of a crisis to access it. Often addressing an issue before it is having big impacts on your life means you can move on from it and focus on the things that are important to you.

Our community says…

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“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.
 

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Other people are going through the same thing

Much of the evidence around drinking suggests that a supportive community is most important in being able to change habits. The Daybreak program works on the idea that being part of a community of like-minded people with a similar goal, is going to help recovery and positive change. It can be considered a group because when a person is posting, commenting or reading through the feed, they are part of a community. Sharing their alcohol-free days, offering support, reflecting on their own experiences compared to others.

No judgement

This can be very therapeutic and helps members reach their goals, knowing that support is always available. Even having members in different time zones means that if a person posts in the middle of the night, it is likely that someone is getting up somewhere in the world to offer advice, support, or just a sympathetic ear. Daybreak is a safe space where there is no judgement about alcohol. The Daybreak community is ideal for people who have made a decision that they want to change their relationship with alcohol, and want to explore that further and connect with others who are on a similar journey.
 

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Meet our coaching team

Health Coach Briony

Briony Leo 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.

Health Coach Briony

Dr. Jess Moore has also been working in mental health since 2009. In her clinical work, she has worked with clients presenting with a range of concerns and has worked in various settings including schools, universities, prisons, hospitals and non-government organisations. Part of her current work involves helping people to understand their relationship with alcohol and how to go about making changes to help them reach their goals. Jess earned her PhD in clinical psychology from The University of New South Wales. She worked on the development and evaluation of a telemental health Behavioural Parent Training intervention. She has since managed a randomised controlled trial on the feasibility and outcomes of Internet delivery of transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for adolescent anxiety and depression, at Macquarie University, and manages a number of other trials of internet-based treatments.




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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 is supportive, evidence shows that if people are in significant distress, supportive communities are not effective. More structured and targeted support is necessary.