Tips Using Technology to Fight Drug Abuse

Technology is changing the world at a frighteningly fast pace, technology like Cellular phones, the Internet has a lot of potential in helping drug abuse recovery and the treatment of current addictions. Technology may change entirely the way we treat and fight drug abuse as well as offers opportunities to enhance the ability and effectiveness for technology to fight drug abuse and drug addiction, one addict at a time. Whether it’d be a teenager or an adult, technology can be easily used today easily and handily (often for free for an additional bonus on top of all that).

In this post we will be exploring common technologies that are being used to help fight addiction:

  • Computer tracking

Using an app on a mobile telephone in order to track patients on their progress is good, doing things such as monitoring drug usage in an app to help addicts keep track of their attempts to gradually lower drug usage over time can help avoid withdrawal and increase the overall effectiveness of therapy.

  • Virtual Reality

A common method of Virtual Reality in fighting drug abuse is the usage of “exposure therapy”. Subjects can be placed into a virtual room to be exposed to drugs and can be done so repeatedly until building up the strength for themselves to refrain from using an addictive substance in the future.

  • Usage of Blood tests

Many patients often have a strategy for passing urine tests that allows them to avoid being caught using illicit substances, urine tests are often used in testing for illicit drug usage so people can often get away with using them for a long time. Using a blood test is much more accurate and enables doctors to see much more clearly on how well a patient is actually doing at kicking the habits rather than just concealing them with a variety of strategies available to addicts.

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