Information technology and addiction science: promises and challenges.

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serval:BIB_7F12F0F847A6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Information technology and addiction science: promises and challenges.
Journal
Addiction science & clinical practice
Author(s)
Bertholet N., Cunningham J.A.
ISSN
1940-0640 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1940-0632
Publication state
Published
Issued date
26/01/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
1
Pages
7
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Editorial ; Introductory Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Information technology can be used to advance addiction science and clinical practice.
This special issue, "Information technology (IT) interventions to advance treatment for opioid and other addictions" presents studies that expand our understanding of IT intervention efficacy, patients' perspectives, and how IT can be used to improve substance use health care and research. This editorial introduces the topics addressed in the special issue and focuses on some of the challenges that the field is currently facing, such as attrition and treatment retention, transferability of intervention paradigms, and the challenge to keep pace with rapidly changing technologies.
Increasing treatment reach is particularly crucial in the addiction field. IT empowers researchers and clinicians to reach large portions of the population who might not otherwise access standard treatment modalities, because of geographical limitations, logistical constraints, stigma, or other reasons. The use of information technology may help reduce the substance use treatment gap and contribute to public health efforts to diminish the impact of substance use and other addictive behaviors on population health.
Keywords
Behavior, Addictive/prevention & control, Behavioral Sciences/trends, Humans, Information Technology/trends, Substance-Related Disorders/prevention & control, Addiction, Commentary, Information technology, Special issue
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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