Avoiding and reducing the intake of harmful substances like alcohol, tobacco, prescription, and recreational drugs is crucial to promote and protect physical, mental, and emotional well-being. By reducing or avoiding unhealthy substances, members may significantly reduce their risk of developing health complications and enhance their quality of life.

This is why Dialogue is launching the “Embrace Moderation” Healthy Habits collection. Starting today, Dialogue Wellness members can learn and adopt evidence-based healthy habits designed to prevent and reduce the intake of harmful substances.

Created and validated by Dialogue’s team of clinical experts, the collection is created for members with low or moderate use of harmful substances. Members are encouraged to adopt daily habits to achieve their goals of living a healthier lifestyle while minimizing the progression of substance use issues.

With access to this new collection, members are encouraged to identify different challenges they would like to tackle. Then, they can select and commit to personalized daily habits to help build a sustainable lifestyle and work towards reducing the intake of harmful substances.

Habits members can work towards include:

  • Learning healthy coping mechanisms
  • Managing cravings, stress or negative emotions
  • Asking for support and building a network

“Embrace Moderation” is the latest addition to Dialogue’s Healthy Habits collection. Based on the 6 pillars of lifestyle as medicine, these evidence-based healthy habits encourage members to engage in their health proactively in order to prevent downstream health issues.

Other habit collections include:

  • Eat Well
  • Move More
  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Mood
  • Sleep Better

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Please note: The healthy habits presented in this collection can be a valuable part of a comprehensive approach, but they are not a standalone treatment for alcohol or substance misuse or addiction. The collection should not be used for high-risk substance use and/or substance use disorders, which require medical assessment and treatment.

Topics: Health and Wellness, For Organizations

About the author

Kristen Sunstrum is a Registered Dietitian and Solutions Expert on Dialogue's Wellness program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from McGill University and has a background in healthcare technology. Kristen is committed to using her knowledge to tackle healthcare challenges for employers and the Canadian population, emphasizing innovative solutions and evidence-based practices to promote better health.