Exciting new research from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) has found the Daybreak app, created by Hello Sunday Morning, can help users who are dependent drinkers more than halve their alcohol use in three months.

The research also found that 70% of users significantly reduced their alcohol use by accessing the free app.

This was the case for Sheri Johnston who turned to the Daybreak app to help break her unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

Since downloading the app, Sheri has been sober for a year and credits the Daybreak community for her achievement.

“I loved being able to chat with the community and know that there’s people going through the same experiences as me.”

“People who don’t have an addiction or have never had one have absolutely no idea how much of a crutch it is or how much time and emotional energy it takes up.”

 

“Knowing you have a community to turn to who know where you’re at and how you feel is amazing. It’s comforting to know you’re not alone.”

The Daybreak app supports users wherever and whenever they want – all from their smartphone. The app not only provides access to an online community, but also offers interventions and coaching to help provide support to anyone looking to reduce their drinking.

On average, Daybreak users dropped their weekly alcohol consumption from 37 to 17 standard drinks and helped users limit the number of days that alcohol stopped them from doing everyday tasks like going to work or spending time with their family.

After giving up drinking, Sheri noticed she was able to live a more active and exciting life.

“I started feeling better and had so much more time for the activities that were really important. Plus, I was no longer wasting my money on nights out.”

Daybreak users have reported similar benefits to Sheri, noticing significant improvements to their mental health and quality of life after reducing their alcohol consumption.

After experiencing major changes to her life and health from using Daybreak, Sheri says anyone considering changing their drinking habits with the app needs to “just do it.”

 

Over the last 6 years, Vodafone Foundation has proudly partnered with Hello Sunday Morning as part of its ongoing commitment to improve the health of Australians through technology.

It was with Vodafone Foundation’s support that Hello Sunday Morning launched the Daybreak app and continues to support Australians as they ditch the hangovers and change their relationship with alcohol.

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Alyssa Jones

Head of Vodafone Foundation

Alyssa Jones,
Head of Vodafone Foundation

Alyssa works at the intersection of medicine and mobile technology. Partnering with the Garvan Institute, Hello Sunday Morning, and Baker IDI, Alyssa provides tech solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians.

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