Binge-drinking mirror? There's an app for that
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A new app can show you what you’ll look like in the future if you keep binge drinking.
The iPhone app claims to tell you what you'll look like down the road, unless you change your habits.
On a Friday night in Boston, many will hit the bars and have a few drinks. But what if you knew now the toll all that booze would take on your appearance later would you want to see?
There’s an app for that -- it's called drinking mirror. You upload a picture of your face and figure out much you drink.
“Let’s say six to 10 cause that was me in college,” said Stephanie Bailey.
And moments later, a picture pops up; a window into the future if you continue to binge drink.
Stephanie Bailey did not like what she saw.
“My forehead, and that’s an insecurity and under the eyes. So that’s a bad thing,” Bailey said.
But she agrees the app could help stop some binge drinking.
“You hear about binge drinking but you don't take it seriously until you realize looking back, “Oh my God, how much was I drinking?’” said Bailey.
All fun aside, binge drinking is a real problem. According to the CDC in Massachusetts, nearly 22 percent of adults say they over consume alcohol.
But some think the app won’t help at all
“If you're saying It’s whether I'm going stop how much I drink or whatever, it doesn't really have that make or break decision on me. It’s just an app,” said Steven Leclerc.
The drinking mirror app is available on Android and Apple devices.