Alcohol Drinking

Text messaging for addiction: a review.

Publication Date: 
May 08, 2015

Individuals seeking treatment for addiction often experience barriers due to cost, lack of local treatment resources, or either school or work schedule conflicts. Text-messaging-based addiction treatment is inexpensive and has the potential to be widely accessible in real time.

Mechanisms of change associated with technology-based interventions for substance use.

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Apr 06, 2015

BACKGROUND: Technology-based interventions (TBIs) for substance use disorders have been increasing steadily. The mechanisms by which TBIs produce change in substance use outcomes have not been reviewed.

Extended telephone-based continuing care for alcohol dependence: 24-month outcomes and subgroup analyses.

Publication Date: 
Sep 15, 2011

AIMS: To determine whether 18 months of telephone continuing care improves 24-month outcomes for patients with alcohol dependence. Subgroup analyses were performed to identify patients who would benefit most from continuing care.

A randomized study of cellphone technology to reinforce alcohol abstinence in the natural environment.

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Apr 16, 2013

AIMS: Contingency management (CM) uses tangible incentives to systematically reinforce abstinence and is among the most efficacious psychosocial substance abuse treatments.

Perceptions of adult trauma patients on the acceptability of text messaging as an aid to reduce harmful drinking behaviours.

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Jan 08, 2014

BACKGROUND: Brief interventions (BIs) have been shown to be effective in modifying hazardous drinking behaviours in a range of settings. However, they are underutilised in hospitals due to resource constraints.

Balance--a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of an online intensive self-help alcohol intervention.

Publication Date: 
Jan 15, 2014

AIMS: To compare a brief versus a brief plus intensive self-help version of 'Balance', a fully automated online alcohol intervention, on self-reported alcohol consumption.

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

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Mar 02, 2006

INTRODUCTION: The fundamental role of alcohol in the lives of young Australians is mirrored in the level of drinking by adolescents. In 2001, more than one in four Australian adolescents aged 14-19 years consumed alcohol weekly.

Temporal mood changes associated with different levels of adolescent drinking: using mobile phones and experience sampling methods to explore motivations for adolescent alcohol use.

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Apr 17, 2013

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Alcohol use during adolescence is associated with the onset of alcohol use disorders, mental health disorders, substance abuse as well as socially and physically damaging behaviours, the effects of which last well into adulthood.

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