Supporting patients who are doing FebFast

Dr Nicole Lee

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Dr Nicole Lee

Professor at the National Drug Research Institute (Melbourne), Curtin University

Ms Brigid Clancy

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Ms Brigid Clancy

PhD Candidate (Psychiatry) & Research Assistant, University of Newcastle

It’s February and many people are starting to put into place their New Year’s resolution to drink less alcohol.

Events like FebFast can encourage and support these good intentions. But around 30% of people who start FebFast don’t get through the whole month alcohol-free.

Relying on intention and willpower to stop drinking, even for a short period, is not usually enough. Resisting temptation takes up a lot of brain power and eventually your brain gets tired and gives in.

So what are the best strategies to take a break from drinking?

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Ms Brigid Clancy

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Ms Brigid Clancy

PhD Candidate (Psychiatry) & Research Assistant, University of Newcastle

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