Many people don’t realise their level of drinking may cause them harm over the long term
Especially if they live and work in an environment where ‘getting drunk’ is the norm. Once alcohol related health issues are picked up, often at a routine health check, it’s too late for prevention; that person needs treatment.
The solution is to encourage people to take a proactive approach to cut down their drinking well before long term health issues arise.
The app provides user-friendly tools that allow an individual to generate their own plan and set personal drinking targets from an informed position
Allows users to monitor their alcohol consumption, calorie intake and spending over time.
Users can set personal goals related to their drinking; these can be money spent or calories consumed, as well as actual units.
The user is introduced to guided breathing practice, teaching them techniques to overcome their urge to drink.
Note to Self Reminders
The timing and content of these can be tailored by the user. For example, they can remind themselves not to spend too much on a Friday night.
Allows the recording of alcohol related events, such as hangovers, cravings, arguments and accidents. This is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practices.
“DrinkCoach represents a bold new way to advance conversations about alcohol – it is common to do all manner of things on a mobile and this is a natural progression with a tool that enables its users to independently understand or get to grips with their drinking”
Eric Appleby, Former Chief Executive, Alcohol Concern
DrinkCoach for Healthcare Providers
If you are working with people who are trying to cut down their drinking, then DrinkCoach is a really useful tool to use alongside existing treatment or interventions. The app can be used to track drinking in real time, rather than an individual ‘guestimating’ how much they drank. Users are more likely to engage with the app, rather than remembering to fill in a diary; useful as an aid to discussion during sessions.
Individuals can download the app for £1.49, however HAGA can supply multiple DrinkCoach licences for your organisation to distribute to, and track, potential users.
We can also provide training for your staff who are distributing or promoting DrinkCoach and can oversee the whole implementation on your behalf.