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Using tools to track and change drinking habits

Regularly, Americans turn to alcohol to self medicate. This habit can lead to addictive, unhealthy behavior. In 2018, 26.45 percent of Americans ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking. This behavior leads to bigger more mentally, physically and economically burdensome consequences.

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Using tools to track and change drinking habits

Regularly, Americans turn to alcohol to self medicate. This habit can lead to addictive, unhealthy behavior. In 2018, 26.45 percent of Americans ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking. This behavior leads to bigger more mentally, physically and economically burdensome consequences.
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people impacted
$2T
potential funding
the problem
Nature and Context

Tracking when and how much you eat or drink is a proven way of controlling binge eating and drinking behavior. Having an app that helps you monitor your alcohol intake, triggers, etc. could help millions of Americans address their alcohol dependency.

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Economic Impact
  • n 2010, alcohol misuse cost the United States $249.0 billion.

  • Three-quarters of the total cost of alcohol misuse is related to binge drinking

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Ideas Description

DrinkCoach is a free app providing a set of tools to track and change your drinking. It aims to help everyday people track and change their relationship with alcohol.

Ideas Value Proposition

DrinkCoach was created by HAGA, a specialist charity working with people who have alcohol-related issues. Profits from DrinkCoach are reinvested into local face-to-face alcohol treatment and recovery services in Haringey, London.

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