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TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE TREATMENT

Using Smartphone Based Bluetooth Breathalyzers to Deliver Contingency Management

Roughly 80% of individuals in the United States currently own a smartphone device and more than five billion smartphone applications were downloaded by consumers. The widespread availability of smartphones and applications have provided alternative methods to monitoring substance use and delivering cost-effective treatments that also expand reach.

 

We are working with colleagues to develop and test a smartphone based contingency management intervention for alcohol use that allows for the delivery of treatment outside of a clinic setting. The long-term goal is to provide this effective treatment to the 85% of people with alcohol problems who never receive treatment.

 

Developing a Web Based Tool to Implement Contingency Management 

Dr. Oladunni Oluwoye is the recipient of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Diversity Supplement. The purpose of this supplement is to encourage the development and training of minority researchers in their field. The primary objective of Dr. Oluwoye's study is to develop a prototype of a comprehensive web-based contingency management tool that includes a materials and interactive training guide for clinicians and additional software to implement contingency management.

MENTORSHIP TEAM

Mentee

Oladunni Oluwoye, Ph.D.

Mentors

Michael McDonell, Ph.D.

Washington State University

David Atkins, Ph.D.

University of Washington

Katharine Bradley, MD, MPH

Kaiser Permanente Washington

Health Research Institute

Dr. Oladunni Oluwoye