A new mobile phone 'app' or application to help people to keep track of their drinking during the festive period was launched yesterday (1 December 2009) by the Department of Health.
Available from iTunes and www.nhs.uk, the first official alcohol tracker application for mobile phones helps people to:
work out how many alcoholic units there are in a glass of wine or pint of beer for example,
see how much alcohol they have consumed over a set period, such as a week or month,
get personalised feedback on their drinking habits, and
find local NHS clinics and advice centres.
Download the 'app'
The free application is available to download from the iTunes store, or from the NHS Choices website.
You can also use the mobile NHS units calculator from any mobile phone that has internet access. This calculates how many units of alcohol your drink contains. Simply text 'units' to NHSGO (64746).
For more information, see Track your festive drinking with your mobile.