Expanding Substance Use Care

Published on December 26th, 2020 in Winnipeg Free Press. See the full column here.

Technology-based programming allows participants to maintain support structures while pursuing healthier lives.

ALAViDA is the first digital substance-use management platform. According to its CEO, Elliot Stone, while digital tools have quickly become the norm across many other health-care areas, when people think about treatment for substance use, they usually focus on traditional approaches such as weekly meetings and hospital settings. He suggested the shift during COVID-19 to digital tools means that people are starting to realize that digital tools can also be used for mental health and addiction.

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