Saying When: How to quit drinking or cut down

Saying When is an innovative app designed to help people to cut down or quit drinking. The app, developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), is based on the Saying When: How to Quit Drinking or Cut Down self-help book, written by Dr. Martha Sanchez-Craig and published by CAMH.

The book and the app are based on Dr. Sanchez-Craig’s ground-breaking, extensively researched program, which aims to help people understand and control their alcohol consumption. The app gives people an easy way to track drinks and urges to drink, to set goals and to show progress. The LRADG are included in the app to define moderate drinking and to support a goal of quitting or cutting down on alcohol consumption.

Saying When wallet-sized promotional cards and 8.5 by 11 sized posters are available to public health and health promotion professionals to share in their communities. Request your copies through our online order form by clicking here. We also encourage you to download and print the Saying When poster yourself on your office printer by clicking here!


On March 10, 2016, CAMH's Health Promotion Resource Centre and CAMH Education presented a webinar about the Saying When app, including its evidence base and function.

In this webinar you'll hear about:

  • key functions of the Saying When app
  • ideas for sharing the Saying When app

Watch the webinar recording and check out the presentation slides.

Target audience: Public health professionals


Dr. Martha Sanchez-Craig, Author, Saying When: How to Quit Drinking or Cut Down
Andrew Johnson, Manager, Patient and Family Education, CAMH Education
Monica Nunes, Knowledge Broker, CAMH HPRC