The Use of Emerging Technologies in Alcohol Treatment


Cunningham, JA; Kypri, K; McCambridge, J; (2011) The Use of Emerging Technologies in Alcohol Treatment. Alcohol research & health, 33 (4). pp. 320-326. ISSN 1535-7414

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Abstract

Emerging technologies, such as the Internet and text messaging, have an ever-growing role in providing services to problem drinkers. This article summarizes selected examples of emerging technologies that have been developed and implemented as stand-alone interventions and as part of other face-to-face interventions. It provides a taste of the different opportunities available for implementing emerging technologies as a way to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of services for problem drinkers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Alcohol use, abuse, and dependence, problem drinking, treatment, intervention, technology, emerging technology, computer technology, Internet, telecommunication, text messaging, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, WEB-BASED ALCOHOL, PERSONALIZED ASSESSMENT, FEEDBACK, CONTROLLED CLINICAL-TRIAL, PROBLEM DRINKERS, BRIEF, INTERVENTION, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, SMOKING-CESSATION, PROBLEM DRINKING, UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Web of Science ID: 288105600005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/905

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