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The use of emerging technologies in alcohol treatment.

Cunningham JA, Kypri K, McCambridge J - Alcohol Res Health (2011)

Bottom Line: 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.

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Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto, Canada.

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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.

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Average drinks per week for males aged 21–24 from the United States. Example feedback from the Check Your Drinking screener: www.CheckYourDrinking.net. How do you compare to males your age from the United States? The highlighted slice of the pie chart below is where your drinking fits compared with other males in your age range from United States.SOURCE: www.checkyourdrinking.net
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f1-arh-33-4-320: Average drinks per week for males aged 21–24 from the United States. Example feedback from the Check Your Drinking screener: www.CheckYourDrinking.net. How do you compare to males your age from the United States? The highlighted slice of the pie chart below is where your drinking fits compared with other males in your age range from United States.SOURCE: www.checkyourdrinking.net

Mentions: Research has evaluated the Check Your Drinking (CYD) screener, available at www.CheckYourDrinking.net (Cunningham et al. 2006). This intervention not only provides feedback on participants’ drinking but compares it with drinking by others of the same age, gender, and country of origin (for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to date) (see the figure for an example of this kind of normative feedback). Three randomized controlled trials tested whether this intervention worked in a face-to-face setting (Doumas and Hannah 2008; Doumas and Haustveit 2008; Doumas et al. 2009), and another tested how well it worked when participants accessed the intervention via the Internet from their own homes or another location of their choice (Cunningham et al. 2010). The studies showed that participants reduced their drinking in both settings.


The use of emerging technologies in alcohol treatment.

Cunningham JA, Kypri K, McCambridge J - Alcohol Res Health (2011)

Average drinks per week for males aged 21–24 from the United States. Example feedback from the Check Your Drinking screener: www.CheckYourDrinking.net. How do you compare to males your age from the United States? The highlighted slice of the pie chart below is where your drinking fits compared with other males in your age range from United States.SOURCE: www.checkyourdrinking.net
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-arh-33-4-320: Average drinks per week for males aged 21–24 from the United States. Example feedback from the Check Your Drinking screener: www.CheckYourDrinking.net. How do you compare to males your age from the United States? The highlighted slice of the pie chart below is where your drinking fits compared with other males in your age range from United States.SOURCE: www.checkyourdrinking.net
Mentions: Research has evaluated the Check Your Drinking (CYD) screener, available at www.CheckYourDrinking.net (Cunningham et al. 2006). This intervention not only provides feedback on participants’ drinking but compares it with drinking by others of the same age, gender, and country of origin (for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to date) (see the figure for an example of this kind of normative feedback). Three randomized controlled trials tested whether this intervention worked in a face-to-face setting (Doumas and Hannah 2008; Doumas and Haustveit 2008; Doumas et al. 2009), and another tested how well it worked when participants accessed the intervention via the Internet from their own homes or another location of their choice (Cunningham et al. 2010). The studies showed that participants reduced their drinking in both settings.

Bottom Line: 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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto, Canada.

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.

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