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NEXT ON NEWS THREE,
POCKET SIZED SUPPORT FOR RECOVERING ADDICTS...
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PEOPLE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL OR DRUG PROBLEMS...
CAN NOW GET AROUND THE CLOCK HELP ON THEIR CELL PHONES.
DANNIKA LEWIS IS ON THE HEALTH WATCH TONIGHT...
THE ISSUE -- ADDICTION? WELL, THERE'S AN APP FOR
DANNIKA LEWIS, Reporting: 5915 For many of us, this
is the kind of place to watch some basketball and
maybe enjoy the game, but it can be a dangerous spot
for recovering alcoholics.
But now, the same device
that offers up stats on that big game can also help
those people stay on track and out of trouble.
NATS - Andrew showing the phone, 2219 So there are
a lot of resources that are right here on the phone.
EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMS TO BE AT OUR FINGERTIPS.
ANDREW ISHAM: 1907 you'll see this will become in
ten years the standard par of any behavioral intervention.
ANDREW ISHAM HELPED DEVELOP A-CHESS.
AN APP DESIGNED
TO SUPPORT RECOVERING ADDICTS.
THE POCKET-SIZED COUNSELOR HAS A PANIC BUTTON.
AND YOU CAN FIND THE NEAREST A-A MEETING...
REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT...
OR EVEN GO THROUGH RELAXATION EXERCISES.
A USER CAN ALSO PROGRAM IN ADDRESSES WHERE THEY USED
TO DRINK OR DEAL DRUGS...
AND IF THEY GET TOO CLOSE.
THE APP ASKS IF IT SHOULD
TEXT OR CALL A FRIEND.
ANDREW ISHAM: 0555 It's designed to detect key moments,
and then push resources during those moments.
THERE'S ALSO A NETWORKING FEATURE.
SIMILAR TO FACEBOOK...