DrinksRation provides tailored support to help you cut down your drinking by learning your drinking behaviours.
DrinksRation automatically detects changes in your drinking behaviour and provides real time tailored support to help you cut down.
DrinksRation gives you control of your data, and you can request a copy, delete or change the data you give us at any time.
DrinksRation is a smartphone app designed to reduce alcohol misuse in the Armed Forces. This combination means that DrinksRation and the messages we send to you are personalised around your own goals and lifestyle. This allows us to support you to make changes you want to your drinking.
In some cases we may ask for your mobile number to allow us to send you personalised messages to help cut down your drinking. You can stop these messages at any time by replying STOP or by heading to the 'Settings' tab in the app.
You can email us at [email protected] to request a copy.
Only those involved in managing DrinksRation will have access to personally identifiable data. We will not share personally identifiable data with anyone outside the research team. However, we may publish data such as drinking diary, questionnaire scores and physical health status anonymously. You can opt-out of this data sharing at any time through the 'Settings' tab.
You can delete your account and all data via the app. Visit the 'Settings' tab of the app and click 'Delete Account'.
In 2016 the Medical Research
Council funded the design, development and feasibility of an app to support Armed Forces personnel who drink at a
hazardous level. It was from this grant that
DrinksRation was born.
To test the validity of DrinksRation, we trialled it in 31 veterans of the UK Armed Forces, and interviewed 29 of them to gain their feedback about the app.
Following on from the success of the DrinksRation trial, we released the app publicly. Anyone can download and use it.
Following the success of DrinksRation, the app is currently being tested in 2,000 military personnel.
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