A new app with added research benefits!! This app shows how your drinking is changing, how close you are to achieving your goals and some simple things you can do today to drink less. It’s been developed by the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, London
So what’s this experiment you’re running?
We’re testing which app components are most effective at helping people reduce their drinking. We know that certain techniques work when delivered face-to-face but we don’t know how well they work when delivered by an app. The findings will form the core part of the PhDs that David Crane and Claire Garnett are completing at UCL and will hopefully help other researchers understand more about this important area.
Do I have to take part in the experiment to use the app?
No, all the app’s features will work regardless whether you participate in the experiment or not and you can opt-out of it at any time. However, we’d greatly appreciate it if you took part fully, as the information you give us will help us understand which techniques are most efective at helping people drink less.
Do I have to give you my email address?
No, and you can use the app fully either way. If you give us your address all we’ll do is email you with a brief questionnaire, the answers to which will help us learn which techniques have and haven’t worked. Plus, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £100 voucher.
Is my information safe and am I anonymous?
Yes and yes. We treat your data with the greatest respect and make sure it’s both anonymised and stored securely.
What else can I do?
There’s a good few options in the app itself. Have a play around, you probably won’t break anything.
Any other questions? Please get in touch.
Edited to add: back from the seaside and these news stories appeared relating to this app last week!
An internationally-renowned LSE expert on happiness and behaviour has launched a free online tool to help people who want to cut down on alcohol | LSE, UK
Are you looking to cut down how much you drink? If so, we can help. Drink Less is a super-easy to use app that allows you to keep track of how much you drink, set goals to drink less, get feedback on whether what you’re doing is working and access some unique and fun ways of changing your attitude towards alcohol | Susan Michie, UK