24/7 Help Yourself
24/7 HYS was the first self-help website we built. Instead of following the usual pattern of placing questionnaires on the web and using the computer as a calculator, we decided to make using 24/7 HYS a meaningful experience. So we created a website that acts like a good therapist would. We provided tools that help people to examine their behaviour in detail and use their own measures of acceptability decide whether change was needed or not. That way the website takes a non-judgmental stance which encourages the users of the site to take responsibility for their actions and decisions.
This is a free website for anyone to use. Since it opening in 2008 it has been used by more than 4000 people from all over the world. It is a highly satisfying and fascinating phenomenon to see someone from the UK being supported and encouraged by someone from New Zealand, USA, Australia, Mexico, South Africa and many other places.
Some of the members have now been sober for 3 and 4 years and are leading much more satisfying and fulfilling lives. At least one member has gone on to study to be an alcohol counsellor and another has become a social worker with disadvantaged children.
What the Members say
There are many forms of 'help and guidance' through the www, but this website and all that it encompasses, I have found, is superb.
24/7 gave me the tools to reduce my consumption from 125 units to 3 units per week over a two month period and now I PREFER not to drink at all when alcohol is offered. The website has been my personal trainer and guide to a very happy lifestyle.
I was searching web for AA meetings near me when I came upon this site. It is one of the best things that has happened to me and has helped me tremendously with my alcohol proplem. It is discreet, knowledgeable,and simple step by step from day one,with 247helpyourself and outpatient help I am doing pretty good so far. I would recommend it to anybody (and have) who has an alcohol proplem. Thanks.