4 out of 5 stars
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Released: 21/06/2014
Cost: Free
Creator: Global Drug Survey Available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, Desktop Last reviewed: 18/07/2016

Review: Drinks Meter is a useful and smoothly designed app that encourages anonymous user participation and learning on drinking habits. Drop down menus, icons, slide bars and buttons function well. Statistical information is clear. User generated data on consumption of alcohol helps communicate alcohol’s effect on diet and finances. Accessibility could be an issue for some – occasionally the text is small and harder to read. What is most effective is how the app encourages reflection on drinking habits. The app compares user information with that of other users, as well as alcohol consumption guidelines, including risks, and is country relevant. The process feels less like being lectured to about alcohol consumption, and more like having control of a practical tool for learning to reduce its harm.

Tags: Alcohol, Assessment, Consumers