This episode focuses on new technologies that support treatment and recovery services, such as social media, interactive text messaging platforms, and smartphone applications. These technologies enable new models of behavioral health care both within and outside formal and traditional systems of care.
The episode looks at the benefits of using these technologies, including their ability to build virtual recovery communities, make peer support easier, and allow a person in recovery to participate anonymously. It also focuses on some of the more effective treatment and recovery technology programs and systems.
In addition, the episode examines the applications of these technologies in prevention and assessment.