Technology has been slowly making its way through almost everything in our lives. From simple daily chores, to entertainment, shopping, education and even to medicine, it is everywhere. Not only does it make things more convenient but more accessible as well.
One of the many things that it has revolutionized for the better is addiction treatment!
Yes, that’s right, addiction treatment. From sobriety tracker apps to online counselling assistance, treatment is now easy and more accessible than it ever was. Especially in the time of a pandemic, when a lot of people might not have access to a treatment facility on hand. Here are a few reasons why you need to put your faith in technology for addiction treatment:
Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the best things to come out of the digitization of addiction treatment. AA is an international forum of people who have faced drinking problems. Anyone can join and seek help from people who have been through alcoholism and can act as a mentor. The book Alcoholics Anonymous first published in 1939 was a collection of stories from people who have been through addiction and later on it was turned into an online platform, making it the world’s largest self-help platforms for alcoholism treatment. It is free of cost and anyone can join it to get help or to be a mentor. They have a large collection of online resources on treatment and self help, that provide help with all stages of alcoholism.
Sobriety Tracker Apps
Sobriety tracker apps also known as sobriety clocks helps recovering addicts track their progress. It alerts them of their goals and achievement, reminding them how long they have been sober and provides them access to online resources in time of need. There are many free of cost sobriety clocks available, some come with smart gadgets to keep a record of the patient’s health as well.