The Alcohol Change Course

Learn how to effectively manage your drinking, cope with cravings, manage lapses, and improve your wellbeing.

The Alcohol Change Course is accepting applications for screening from Canadians 18 years or older.


The Alcohol Change Course is designed for those who want to quit or cut down on drinking or for those who recently quit and want to maintain their progress, are 18 years of age or older, and have access to/are comfortable using the Internet.

  • Free online program
  • 6 easy-to-understand, lessons
  • 8 extra resources on topics such as improving sleep, addressing anger, and improving communication
  • Online access to informative guides, worksheets, and stories
  • Private and confidential
  • Additional clinical support (SK residents only)


  • 94% of clients thought the course was worth their time
  • 93% of clients would recommend the course to a friend
  • 82% of clients said that the course greatly improved their confidence in managing their alcohol use
  • 50% of clients were drinking below Canada’s low-risk guidelines at 3-month follow-up


How effective is the Alcohol Change Course?

Several studies indicate that online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  improves alcohol consumption. The Online Therapy Unit continuously  conducts additional research to evaluate and refine the course. Research has been approved by the U of R Research Ethics Board and is funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research. Upon  registration, you will be provided with more details about the current research which is focused on obtaining feedback on our materials.

How long does it take to complete?

 The Alcohol Change Course is an 8-week program consisting of easy-to-understand lessons. Treatment materials are accessed online and include informative guides, worksheets, and stories from those who know what you’re going through. Clients are encouraged to work on various activities during the week, which often takes several hours. Throughout the course, clients receive automated emails with important reminders and prompts.

Will my progress be monitored?

All clients in this course will complete brief questionnaires before they begin, on a weekly basis throughout, after the course is completed, and then 3 months after the end of treatment. These questionnaires help us assess how you are doing. These questionnaires do not take very long but provide us with important information on your progress and the outcomes of online therapy.

Who can take part in the course?

The course is designed for those who have alcohol problems, are 18 years of age or older, are comfortable using and have access to the Internet. The course is not recommended if you have severe problems with drugs, mania, psychosis, or strong thoughts of suicide. If any of the above would indicate that Online Therapy is not suited to your needs, please refer to the resource page and speak with your family doctor about other service options. Please note this course is currently available to residents of  Canada only.

If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact us.


  • Online application at the ‘apply now’ button below
  • Telephone interview
  • If it is a good fit for you, you will be given a username, password, and course start date