Strategies for staying on track with recovery have grown in recent years as technology continues to advance and expand. Smart phones make it possible to connect virtually anywhere, anytime, and this has changed how people approach their recovery because they have more options. Chapters Capistrano has released a statement to the press regarding the use of technology and the role it plays in addiction recovery.
“Practically everyone has a smart phone nowadays and this allows them to be more connected than ever,” says Susie Shea, co-founder of the drug and alcohol rehab center in Orange County. “There are apps available for tracking drinking, monitoring diet and exercise, finding support group meetings, managing stress, and connecting virtually with service providers. With the click of a button, clients can get help and better manage their lifestyle.”
With all of the risks associated with drinking, doctors in Singapore have developed The Alcohol Tracker, a new app that not only tracks drinking, but lets users know when they have surpassed recommended guidelines and offers resources for getting help. Users input how many drinks they have had, whether it is beer, wine, or shots, and the app converts this amount into units of alcohol. According to a Live Science article, the units are based on guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the United Kingdom and the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments.
The article explains, “The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) recommends that women have no more than two to three units of alcohol a day, which is roughly equivalent to about 6 ounces (175 milliliters) of wine a day, according to the NHS. For men, the daily recommended maximum is slightly higher, at three to four units, which is equivalent to 19 ounces, or about a pint of strong beer or cider a day. (In terms of bottles of beer, that’s less than two 12-ounce bottles.)”
Users are notified when they have exceeded the daily or weekly guidelines. “Many people underestimate how much they really drink, and apps like this can help them to better manage their drinking and recognize when it is becoming a problem,” says Shea. “In turn, this can encourage them to seek treatment and focus on maintaining sobriety.”
There are other apps that exist as well. In addition, people can go online to locate support group meetings no matter where they are and participate in online discussion boards to both receive support and to help others. There are a variety of resources available right at their fingertips.
“People generally have their phones with them wherever they go, so should they need support, all they have to do is know who to call,” explains Shea. “Technology has come a long way to make it easier than ever to access resources and take steps to manage lifestyle changes. Apps like The Alcohol Tracker are a step in the right direction toward curbing addiction risk and making people more aware of the choices they’re making and how these choices impact their health. For those in recovery, certain apps can support them in staying on track.”
“Chapters Capistrano is a laptop and cell-phone friendly facility, and we recognize the role that technology plays in today’s society,” says Shea. “Comprehensive care is essential to recovery, and integrating technology into these resources can provide even more options for clients as they start a new chapter in their lives.”
Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.
Company Name: Chapters Capistrano
Contact Person: Marvin Kimble
Address:1525 Buena Vista
City: San Clemente
Country: United States