Alcohol Moderation Strategies
“Examining Alcohol Consumption, Perceptions, and User Experience of Alcohol Moderation Strategies”
The primary aims of the study are to assess the user experience and initial efficacy of a mobile application designed to reduce problematic alcohol use. The application utilizes drinking limits, defined by the user, to pace alcohol consumption during drinking occasions. The mobile application will be compared to strategies for tracking drinking detailed within the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Alcohol Moderation Strategies (https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/thinking-about-a-change/strategies-for-cutting- down/tips-to-try.aspx). Primary outcome variables include (1) negative consequences of alcohol use during a 14 day observation period, and (2) number of drinks consumed per drinking day during a 14 day observation period. Secondary outcome variables include (1) confidence to reduce drinking.
Alcohol Moderation Mobile Application
This group will receive a link and in-person instructions on how to use the alcohol moderation application described. Individuals in this group will define their drinking limits within the application. The application will provide time points to aid the individual in maintaining their predefined drinking limits throughout the course of the drinking occasion. This group will also receive training on the strategies for alcohol moderation recommended by NIAAA.
Behavioral - Alcohol Moderation Drink Tracker
This group will receive the NIAAA tracking card and in-person instructions on how to use the drink tracker card (described at https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Thinking-about-a-change/Strategies-for-cutting-down/Tips-To-Try.aspx). Individuals in this group will define their drinking limits, and record their alcohol consumption on the drink tracking card. This group will also receive training on the strategies for alcohol moderation recommended by NIAAA.
Examining Alcohol Consumption, Perceptions, and User Experience of Alcohol Moderation Strategies