Conceptual Proposal of a Technological Application for the Treatment of Addictions to Psychoactive Substances
Authors: María Judith López, Pamela Acosta, Carlos Ramos-Galarza-
Abstract: Psychoactive substances are natural or synthetic compounds that affect the central nervous system by depressing, stimulating or producing hallucinations, generating brain´s impairments, specifically in those mechanisms that regulate mood, thoughts, and motivations. These substances usage and dependency represent a significant fact upon mortality rates worldwide, making necessary the creation of a conceptual proposal about a mobile application for the treatment of addictions to psychoactive substances, which, at the same time, is concordant with the addiction centered therapeutical methodology, conducted by mental health professionals, highlighting the necessity of psychiatric and psychological support, plus a technological advance. It should be noted that this is a fictitious exploratory study that provides guidelines for future development.
Keywords: addictions, mobile application, psychological treatment, psychoactive substances, technological proposal.
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