About Ray's Night Out
Ray's Night Out is an app designed to help young people learn safe drinking strategies and important facts about alcohol. Users of ‘Ray’s Night Out’ take Ray the panda for a night out, buying drinks and food, dancing and playing bar trivia. Users collect good vibe points to unlock rewards and take selfies with Ray while taking care that he doesn’t cross his ‘stupid line’ for drinking – the point where a good night out turns bad.
Who is Ray's Night Out for?
The app is targeted to young people aged 15 to 25, however it is also a great resource for clinicians, teachers, practitioners and parents to help guide young people’s understanding of alcohol use and its limits.
Is there a cost to use Ray's Night Out?
No, the app is free to download.
How to access Ray's Night Out
The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.
Ray's Night Out Research and Evaluation
Results of a randomised controlled trial showed that the app provided helpful hints for safer drinking and motivated participants to think about their drinking goals for a night out. Additionally, assessments over a six-month period found significant reductions in the average number of typical and maximum drinks consumed by participants on one occasion. While only 31% of participants said that app motivated them to change their drinking, results showed that behaviour of an additional 17% participants changed, with the number of young people who did not experience any alcohol related problems almost doubled during the course of the study, from 24.9% to 48.1%.