North Dakota University System launches app to encourage students to drink responsibly

October 29, 2014

What's Your Buzz? allows users to track their drinks in just a couple taps.

What’s Your Buzz? allows users to track their drinks in just a couple taps.

What’s Your Buzz? is not only a drink tracker and blood alcohol concentration calculator, it’s also an educational tool. It can be easy for people to underestimate how much alcohol is in their drinks and the effect it’s really having on their bodies, especially for young adult students. This app gives users a simple visualization of what’s actually happening when they drink.

Developed by the North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention (NDHECSAP) under the guidance of the university system, the app functions as a blood alcohol concentration calculator that gives those who choose to drink the ability to do so more consciously. It includes a drink tracker function and a BAC scale with a “sober countdown” telling the user when they can approximately expect to be sober if they were to stop drinking. It also includes the ability to call a taxi based on your location or you can program the app in advance to call your designated driver.

NDHECSAP contracted with Fargo-based developers Myriad Devices, LLC to design the app. What’s Your Buzz? is available for free in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play store.