I Tried the Reframe App To Cut Back Drinking

An honest review

6 min readJul 17, 2022


Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

I didn’t become a full-blown alkie during the pandemic, but I think it’s fair to say that drinking became more normalized and consumption was higher during 2020–2021. I was looking to experiment with strategies for cutting down once I started to get back out and see the world again.

Joining A.A., going to therapy, or some outpatient detox program seemed drastic. I don’t want to get insurance involved or do some huge excavation on my life…I want to have a few less beers each week. It’s called “grey area’” drinking; when you’re drinking but you’re not quite in the danger zone yet and it’s usually a socially acceptable amount.

So I tried the Reframe app. It’s a bit like Noom but for drinking instead of weight loss.

Good News

I am not sponsored by Reframe or here to sell you anything. I feel like it’s my life’s calling to experiment with new technologies to educate others. Medium offers the perfect vantage to share my experiences as my life as a guinea pig. If you have wanted to cut back on drinking, I am sure Reframe has made its way into your social media feed. Many of you may be thinking of pulling the trigger and I am offering you a walk-through before you decide to take the leap and submit…