Participatory Design of Technologies to Support Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

@article{Schmitt2018ParticipatoryDO,
  title={Participatory Design of Technologies to Support Recovery from Substance Use Disorders},
  author={Zachary L. Schmitt and Svetlana Yarosh},
  journal={PACMHCI},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={156:1-156:27}
}
Substance use disorders, such as alcoholism and drug addiction, are a widespread and hazardous public health issue. Technology designed for the needs and values of people in recovery may be able to supplement traditional treatment options, enhance long-term abstinence maintenance, and create new opportunities for social support. We conducted a series of participatory design workshops with women in recovery from substance use disorders to identify design opportunities for supportive technologies… CONTINUE READING

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