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Alcohol Res Health. 2011;33(4):327-37.

An e-health solution for people with alcohol problems.

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Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies and NIATx (formerly known as the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

Abstract

Self-management of chronic diseases has been a research focus for years. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have played a significant role in aiding patients and their families with that management task. The recent dramatic increase in smartphone capabilities has expanded the potential of these technologies by facilitating the integration of features specific to cell phones with advanced capabilities that extend the reach of what type of information can be assessed and which services can be provided. A recent review of the literature covering the use of ICTs in managing chronic diseases, including addiction, has examined the effectiveness of ICTs, with an emphasis on technologies tested in randomized controlled trials. One example of an addiction-relapse prevention system currently being tested is the Alcohol Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (A-CHESS) Program.

KEYWORDS:

Alcohol Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (A-CHESS) Program; Alcohol use disorders (AUDs); continuing care; information and communication technologies (ICTs); literature review; self-management; smartphone; telecommunication technology; treatment method

PMID:
23293549
PMCID:
PMC3536059
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