I really like this! It comes from Abbeycare, an addictions and treatment centre near me in Newmarket.
It’s called their alcohol demotivator and this is a screen grab of my results:
So when you go to the page here it asks you:
Get Demotivated… What Will Your Next Drink Really Cost?
There is a sentence underneath that says: I drink around [drop down boxes] wine; beer/cider; spirits per day which you fill in
For the above results I put 6 glasses of wine (which is about a bottle depending on your pour and size of glass!) but you can specify number of bottles instead
Then it asks you to specify your gender
And then a button appears saying ‘Demotivate Me!’ which when you press gives you the above screen shot calculation so:
- Your intake
- Your risk level
- Your spend both in a month and annually
- Then the health impact so firstly stroke risk rate
- Then liver cirrhosis risk rate
- Then car accident risk rate
- And finally upper gastro-intestinal cancer risk rate
You can then print it off and put it somewhere prominent to deter you from pouring your next glass and there is a quick referral email option so you can start talking to a counsellor immediately if you’d like 🙂
Fantastic stuff and would have scared me witless if I’d found it and been honest in my answering the questions. Maybe it’ll help you with a reality check if you find this and are still drinking?
If you’d like more information here is their brochure too:
PS This is not the local drug and alcohol treatment centre for which I volunteer. I volunteer at a splendid organisation called Focus12 in Bury St Edmunds and if you would like to make inquiries to them you can do so at http://www.focus12.co.uk/. I am not paid to promote either organisation!