SCANDALS, 5 APPS TO STOP YOU FROM GETTING INTO DRUNKEN TROUBLE

Paralytic and fighting revellers celebrate New Year 2014 in Birmingham

St John's first aiders tend to a paralytic reveller
 
New Year's Eve. It's a time for merriment and booze.
But good times can go bad if you overindulge on alcoholic beverages.
What might have seemed like a bit of festive fun can turn into a life-altering crisis if you lose control of your sense - whether it's drunk dialling your ex or getting into a fight.
Helpfully, there’s a range of apps that can keep you on a relatively straight and narrow path and help you avoid becoming the ultimate Yule fool.
Here are a few of the best.

Drunk Locker

If you’re prone to making a berk of yourself on social media once you've had a few liveners, this is the app for you.
Before you take your first sip, tell it what time you expect to be achieving peak drink-fuelled stupidity along with the social media apps that you definitely don’t want to use.
It’ll shut you out of them until you’re on the other side of your boozing session and nursing a poorly head – even if you delete it in a frenzied need to share your idiotic alcoholic thoughts with the world.

Drunk Mode

This one is a three-pronged boozing aid that could bring some much-needed sense into your world of festive stupidity.
It will allow you to block calls to selected contacts for up to 12 hours, preventing you from trying to have one of those conversations that you’ll only regret later.
What’s more, it can help you track your drunk friends via GPS as well as leaving a virtual breadcrumb trail so you can see where you went the night before.

SoberApp

While it isn't an actual breathalyser, his app is perfect for helping you decide if you’re safe to drive, be it a few hours following a single drink or even the morning after a heavy session.
Input some basic information such as weight and gender, tell the app what you've been drinking and when, and it will tell you if you can drive or how much longer you need to wait until you can.
There’s over 3,100 drinks in its database, which is impressive, but you probably can’t use it as a defence in a court.

I’m Getting Arrested

Things have gotten out of hand and you’re being bundled into the back of a police van after being scooped up by a couple of zero tolerance cops.
Fortunately, you pre-loaded this app and selected the numbers of a few trusted friends and confidants.
With one (drunken) click from you, they’ll get a text telling them that you’ve been nicked, and they can set about planning to have you sprung out of jail.
Or leave you there to rot – after all, who can be bothered do exert themselves at this time of year?

Stop Drinking with Andrew Johnson

It’s 2015 and you've decided that enough’s enough and that you need to knock the boozing on the head once and for all.
It’s probably just your hangover talking, but let’s say you genuinely do want to turn over a new leaf and quit the sauce – this could be the app you need.
Apparently it’ll “help you break those negative habits that lead to people reaching for a drink and give you the positive resources to achieve your goals, and so lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.”

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