A smartphone application of alcohol resilience treatment for behavioral self-control training

Fei Yu, Jörg Albers, Tian Gao, Minghao Wang, Arne Bilberg, Elsebeth Stenager

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Abstract

High relapse rate is one of the most prominent problems in addiction treatment. Alcohol Resilience Treatment (ART), an alcohol addiction therapy, is based on Cue Exposure Treatment, which has shown promising results in preliminary studies. ART aims at optimizing the core area of relapse prevention, and intends to improve patients' capability to withstand craving of alcohol. This method emphasizes the interplay of resilience and resourcefulness. It contains 6 sessions with different topics according to the stage of treatment circuit, and each session consists of 6 steps. Due to the purity and structure of the treatment rationale, it is realistic, reasonable and manageable to transform the method into a smartphone application. An ART app in Android system and an accessory of bilateral tactile stimulation were developed and will be used in a study with behavioral self-control training. This paper presents the design and realization of the smartphone based ART application. The design of a pilot study, which is to examine the benefits of a smartphone application providing behavioral self-control training, is also reported in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings
Volume2012
Pages (from-to)1976-1979
ISSN2375-7477
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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