Technological Innovations for the Treatment of Addictions
Authors: María Judith López, Jaime Moscoso-Salazar, Valentina Ramos, Carlos Ramos-Galarza
Abstract: Addictions are part of psychopathological disorders. They encompass an obsessive behavior towards the consumption of psychotropic substances, activities, or relations. In the psychological treatment of these issues, procedures based on behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques are applied through the traditional approach during sessions. The development of mobile apps for smartphones has resulted in a relevant contribution to the treatment of addictions and therefore a series of technological innovations are currently available to aid the clinical work within this context. This article reviews the main apps developed for this purpose.
Keywords: addictions, psychological treatment, technological innovation, drug addiction, alcoholism
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