Evidence on efficacy of drinking app trickles in

If judged by its ability to generate publicity, the Aussie app Daybreak has been a success.


It has been widely ­covered in the papers. Maybe the unique story behind it helps — the CEO is a former nightclub promoter who swore off booze for a year.

The app allows people who want to cut down their drinking to instant-message counsellors for support. It also hosts community discussion forums and provides tips for cutting back.

Users set their own goals: going teetotal, cutting back or keeping current habits in check.

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