Technology new gateway into treatment for problem alcohol use

For Immediate Release – January 5, 2010 – (Toronto) – A recent evaluation by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that online interventions for problem alcohol use can be effective in changing drinking behaviours and offers a significant public health benefit.
In the first evaluation of its kind, the study published in Addiction found that problem drinkers provided access to the online screener www.CheckYourDrinking.net, reduced their alcohol consumption by 30% — or six to seven drinks weekly – rates that are comparable to face-to-face interventions. This result was sustained in both the three and six month follow-up.
Source: www.camh.net 5 Jan.2010

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