If recent study findings are anything to go by, at least one adult in a group of sight suffers from a drug and alcohol disorder simultaneously. In truth, addiction has become a big problem in the United States. In the United States, the number of operational drug treatment centres is reported or be fifteen thousand. There are a variety of healthcare professionals that take care of the treatment. Inpatient treatment, outpatient and residential treatment are the main treatment settings used in these facilities. Those battling with addiction have been give hope thanks to the public’s access to internet and technology. Technology has become a mainstay in today’s life that people are looking to integrate it into healthcare. Technology alone, however, cannot be relied on to take care of patients as it is still something of the future. When technology is used hand in hand with in-person treatment, its efficiency levels are unmatched. There is more that is being done in relation to this method of treatment. This page looks to help you learn about the different ways technology has aided in the addiction recovery treatment process.
The benefits that technology has brought to our lives are evident but what is still unknown is how effective it can be and why it may be favoured. Without technology, it would be nigh on impossible for patients to use proven methods at a time, place, and consistency that works best for them.
When it comes to addiction recovery treatment, both cognitive behavioural therapy and therapeutic education system have shown promising signs. Cognitive behavioural therapy was a new variation known as CBT4CBT which is a self guided online program aimed at helping patients to learn more about substance abuse. From the program, there was close to nineteen percent increase in the possibility of patients to abstain from cocaine.
Therapeutic education system depends more on technology that cognitive behavioural therapy does. To add on this, therapeutic education system combines technology with a positive reinforcement that is prize based. Combining therapeutic education system with traditional therapy showed that most user’s were able to maintain abstinence. Apart from this, therapeutic education system has modules that aid in the prevention of cases of HIV, hepatitis and other STDs. Positive reinforcement has also been applied in neuro feedback therapy. There alternatives for alcohol and drugs and this aims at helping patients to desire the alternatives instead if the substance itself.
The doctor is able to read the patients brainwaves by connecting them to electrodes. When a patient shows a positive response, the doctor rewards them with a more positive reinforcement.