m-health

Using Technology in the Field of Substance Use

This special news article is focused on all things digital - exploring e-health, d-health, m-health and u-health. We wanted to shine a light on the ways technology is being used in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. So what is e-health? When we talk about e-health we are exploring the opportunities in public health and health services for information and treatment to be enhanced by the use of the internet and other technologies. This might

A Mobile Phone-Based Life Skills Training Program for Substance Use Prevention Among Adolescents

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Haug S, Paz Castro R, Meyer C, Filler A, Kowatsch T, Schaub MP A Mobile Phone-Based Life Skills Training Program for Substance Use Prevention Among Adolescents: Pre-Post Study on the Acceptance and Potential Effectiveness of the Program, Ready4life JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(10):e143 DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.8474
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Researchers from universities in Germany and Switzerland have explored the use of m-health in substance use prevention in adolescents. 

Sideal Spanish Language App for Alcohol Use

Sideal is a self-help app available in Spanish for people experiencing alcohol dependance. The app offers advice on reducing consumption and abstinence. The app can be used to set and track goals that someone has set for themselves or one which has been developed with a clinician. If someone chooses to register through the app and begin to track their progress with the help of a professional then data can be synchronised and made available