New App Helps Control Alcohol Addiction - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

New App Helps Control Alcohol Addiction

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A new smart phone application appears to help people in recovery for alcohol addiction.

The A-Chess app features audio relaxation, communication with peer support groups, and even sends an alert if users go near a high-risk location, like a bar.

Researchers tested the app on a group of patients leaving a residential treatment center.  They had fewer binge drinking episodes and more consistent abstinence from alcohol than patients in the study who did not use the app.


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