There\u2019s a new smartphone accessory that will measure your blood-alcohol\u00a0content to let you know if you\u2019ve had too much to drink. And if you have \u2026 congratulations! You\u2019re in!\u00a0A BAC above the legal limit for driving gains you entry into the\u00a0LIVR app's social network, like the doorman has waved you into the club.\u00a0\u00a0You access the app by\u00a0blowing into a breathalyzer that plugs into the charging port of a phone.\u00a0 The app offers features like \u201cDrunk Dial,\u201d\u00a0 which randomly connects two inebriated partiers, and \u201cTruth or Dare,\u201d\u00a0 which connects users to crowd-sourced activities daring them to accomplish a task, earning LIVR points when they do. \u00a0\u201cHot Spots\u201d features maps to the nearest bars and clubs with the most intoxicated patrons. There\u2019s also a blackout button that wipes all evidence, including photos and call history, from the device. Sound like an extraordinarily bad idea?\u00a0 It is.\u00a0The LIVR app\u00a0is a hoax intended to fool the media and Silicon Valley developers. But drinking too much alcohol is nothing to joke about. It increases people\u2019s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Promises Behavioral Health encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. Alcohol use by young people is particularly dangerous and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, poor grades, alcohol overdose and\u00a0unsafe sex.\u00a0Each year, more than\u00a06,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related accidents and thousands more are injured, according to the National Council on Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A new interactive simulated drinking app "If I Drink..." provides a first-person virtual experience that shows just how severely alcohol can affect your ability to drive a car, as well as ride a bike or walk the line at different BAC levels, ranging from sober to extremely intoxicated. The app also describes the potential legal consequences based on current state law. Additionally: \tAlcohol is the\u00a0No. 1\u00a0drug of choice for America's young people, and is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined. \tEach day, 7,000 kids in the United States under the age of 16 take their first drink. \tThose who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. \tMore than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year\u2014about 4.65 a day\u2014as a result of alcohol-related injuries. \t25% of U.S. children are exposed to alcohol-use disorders in their family. \tUnderage alcohol use costs the nation an estimated $62 billion annually.If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. "Underage drinking is a complex issue," said Greg Muth, chairperson of the NCADD board of directors, "one that can only be solved through a sustained and cooperative effort. As a nation, we need to wake up to the reality that for some, alcoholism and addiction develop at a young age and that intervention, treatment, and recovery support are essential for them and their families," Muth said in a news release. "We can't afford to wait any longer." Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking: \tLimit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men \tKeep track of how much you drink \tDon\u2019t drink when you are upset \tAvoid places where people drink a lot \tMake a list of reasons not to drink \tIf you are concerned about someone else\u2019s drinking, offer to help. A disclaimer at the bottom of the LIVR site says: \u201cDo not drink and drive. Do not drink excessively. Excessive consumption of alcohol may cause irreparable damage or harm to your body and may be lethal.\u201d Even the prankers get it.