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The Use of Emerging Technologies in Alcohol Treatment


The Use of Emerging Technologies in Alcohol Treatment

John A Cunningham et al. Alcohol Res Health.


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.


Average drinks per week for males aged 21–24 from the United States. Example feedback from the Check Your Drinking screener: 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:

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