"DrinkCoach looks simple, but it could be a really important app for people looking to cut down on their alcohol intake. It's a way to track the units and calories that you're drinking, set goals for yourself (and get reminders of them), and watch videos that may help you manage alcohol cravings when they come along." Stuart Dredge
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience.
Recommended by Clare Gerada (Chair of NHS E Board for Transforming Primary Care in London and Ex-chair of the Royal College of GPs), alongside the NHS Choices Drinks Tracker
"Here's a useful app that counts alcohol units and calories. It is all too easy to say, "Another one won't hurt." This is a graphic reminder that it can. Three large glasses of 13% ABV wine equal 10 units (more than half the recommended maximum weekly allowance of 14) and 555 calories (a quarter of the daily calories to maintain weight) As alcohol affects mood as well as mind, it's wise to pay attention to our intake."
DrinkCoach is delivered by Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA) | Registered charity: 1054656 | Limited company: 3039052 | Registered office: 177 Park Lane, Rothbury Walk, London, N17 0HJ | www.haga.co.uk
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