Last updated on February 2018

The Effectiveness of a Smartphone Application in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients will fulfil the criteria for an alcohol use disorder according to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Axis I Disorders
  2. Patients must complete an alcohol treatment programme at St. Patrick's University Hospital.
  3. Primary addiction must be alcohol in poly-substance abusers.
  4. Aged over 18 years of age and capable of providing written, informed consent.
  5. Mini Mental State Examination (MSSE) score of 25.
  6. Patients must have an iphone or Android smartphone and are familiar with using smartphone applications.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients whose primary substance of abuse is not alcohol, although may meet the criteria for alcohol dependency/abuse.
  2. Patients who do not have an iPhone or Android smartphone.
  3. Age <18years or >70years.
  4. Psychotic disorder
  5. Patients who do not fully complete an inpatient treatment programme before discharge.
  6. History of alcohol use disorder but not current.

Recruitment Status: Open

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