Technology has proven to be an aid in every aspect of everyday life. It can be seen used in virtually every industry, for almost every task from mundane to complicated, and it is also being integrated into many lines of work to create more efficient processes. We have come a long way since the dawn of technology, and our society has become sort of a cyborg in the way we handle everyday matters, almost always with the use of some form of technology. The health industry has benefited greatly from the inventive inventions offered in the technology markets which can be merged with traditional and modern medical fields providing less room for human error. Technology has proven successful in aiding the prevention, assessment, treatment, and recovery of the patients of those medical industries who harness its ability to integrate into medical processes and make them a bit easier and a lot safer.
Even the world of Behavioral health has evolved with the assistance of technology. Technology is currently being used as a base for therapeutic tools which are used for affected the quality of therapy for addiction treatment and recovery support systems. Technology such as computers and smartphones have also been implemented to assist in supporting and housing data on patients. A study has been commenced that indicates that the use of technology in the therapeutic recovery program for addiction can not only assist in the patient’s recovery but also lead to them beating a crack addiction, alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, and other substance addictions while retaining sobriety.
Technology implemented into recovery strategies for institutions who provide treatment and recovery options for addicts create opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of therapies and ease of recording and keeping records of patients during and after recovery processes are conducted. Technology systems are used every day to organize and monitor patient information and progression of treatments, which allows for more accurate treatment plans to be implemented.
Technologies such as the Internet, software, phones, offer solutions to patient and providers alike in their quest for addiction treatments and solutions. There are now computer-assisted patient record keeping, and software that has been designed to create and perform tasks and patient recovery plans while eliminating the room for misplacement of patient records.
Another example of technology implemented into behavioral science is addiction focused computerized behavioral therapy interventions, which have shown promise in recovery success including for those who are treated for cognitive behavioral therapy for cocaine and alcohol use disorders.
Patients evaluated, treated, and on the road to recovery, in today’s technology-enhanced addiction treatment processes, patients can retain sobriety by becoming a part of the many online support group communities which allow for intervention and optimization of the effectiveness of each treatment process. Technology allows those who seek help in addiction processes to not only find the help they need but to also receive the support and guidance they need confidentially. In the past groups would be conducted for interventions and support of addicts in person, which could allow for error in treatment processes from anti-social addicts which anti-socialism is a side-effect of withdrawing. Those who would not attend the meetings would have a higher chance of relapsing after treatment. With Technology, now relapse can be adverted with apps and online communities which provide constant support, even emergency responses through confidential outreach. In the future it will be interesting to see the many benefits technology will bring into the health and science communities, right now it’s allowing for a quickening in advancements and solutions where it is needed the most.