Monday, March 12, 2012

Using a smartphone app to intervene before relapse into alcohol abuse: preliminary results

ACHESS is a mobile phone-based relapse-prevention system that offers support to alcohol dependent people when and wherever it is needed. Developed at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), of which NIATx is a part, the ACHESS smart phone app is now being studied in a randomized clinical trial.

CHESS Researcher Andrew Isham presented some initial findings on the study at the 2011 Medicine 2.0 Congress last September. Click here to read a summary of his presentation.

Interested in using ACHESS? Click here for more information on using ACHESS through the CHESS Health Education Consortium.

1 comment:

  1. This app could come in handy during alcohol abuse relapse. It can also detect current location via GPS. Interesting!