An App Can Boost Recovery After Treatment for Alcoholism

March 26, 2014 8:36 PM

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As technology continues to advance, experts have started using devices, such as smartphones and tablets to help people improve their overall lifestyles. Several apps have been developed to help people keep track of their own health. In a new study, researchers examined a new app that was created to help support people who underwent or are undergoing treatment for alcoholism. The study concluded that this particular smartphone app was successful in helping people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) recover.

"The promising results of this trial in continuing care for AUDs point to the possible value of a smartphone intervention for treating AUDs and perhaps other chronic illnesses," the authors, David H. Gustafson, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues, wrote.

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