Daybreak – Drink less

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Clinical Aim(s)
Quit/Reduce the Use of Substances
Incorporated Strategies
Emotional Support
Target Audience
Adults, Elders
Setting
Standalone, Supplement
Cost
Paid with free trial
Language
English

Daybreak is a mobile app providing online community support to assist users in controlling their drinking habits. Users can write their own posts, comment on others’ posts, and see comments they receive. The program also offers an online support chat with a health coach (with a background in health, mental health, or psychology, as stated by the developers). Additional features include tips to help with the recovery process and personalized goal setting.

Expert Evaluation

   
Program Quality
3.2 out of 5
Source Credibility
Fair
Privacy Explanation
Transparent
Pros
Well-targeted social platform
Cons
Fee may be considered high/ some online community features are missing


Summary

Daybreak is mostly suitable for users facing mild to moderate problems with alcohol consumption. The focus on social support could be helpful for people who often do not seek out or receive professional support. At the time of review, the community was active. On the downside, at the time of review, some online community features were missing (e.g., the ability to follow a community member). Furthermore, since the program’s focus is on controlling drinking habits, additional information about alcohol consumption could be helpful.

Notes for Clinicians

Daybreak could be recommended as a supplement to ongoing treatment for patients dealing with alcohol consumption who may lack social support. Although the program is accessible to any user, it would probably be most beneficial to those who would like to but find it especially difficult to display and share their struggle in person. In these cases, the shield of anonymity might improve patients’ ability to share their struggles in person.

Evaluation date:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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