Badly behaved customers who have been banned from pubs are being given the chance to learn from their mistakes.
Winchester Pubwatch has teamed-up with an alcohol intervention service to help people get back in the pub after learning about alcohol harm.
Those banned under the scheme usually find themselves unable to enter the 30 member pubs in city centre for six months.
But if they now choose to take a course with Hampshire Brief Intervention Service, which aims to educate users about the dangers of alcohol misuse, they can have their bans cut in half.
Keith Wilson, of Winchester Pubwatch, said: "Members will not tolerate drunken and unruly behaviour in their venues. In the past our approach has been to punish individuals with a lengthy ban from all venues.
"This new initiative enables Pubwatch to proactively address the root of the problem affecting a number of individuals we choose to ban."
The course, which is aimed at non-dependent drinkers whose alcohol use has become harmful, features two sessions with a further two voluntary sessions if required.
Richard Levell, of the Hampshire Brief Intervention Service, said: "This partnership will ultimately benefit the individuals and establishments involved, as well as the community as a whole."