Title

Comparison of alcohol abusers who seek traditional treatment versus those who use an online program.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2006

Journal

AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium

Abstract

The majority of individuals with alcohol use disorders do not receive treatment. Access to treatment for substance abuse disorders is limited, and practical strategies are needed to expand opportunities for individuals to receive effective interventions. A recently developed online program was designed to increase users' motivation for change and offer treatment options. Utilization of the unique strengths of the Internet allowed a hidden, currently untreated population to be reached.

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