Tag Archives: Substance dependence

• Here ya go. App to help recovering alcoholics hailed success

Here ya go. App to help recovering alcoholics hailed success

A new app created to help recovering alcoholics stay sober has been shown to help reduce the number of days they drink, researchers claim. The app, called the Addiction-Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (A-CHESS), alerts users when they are in “risky” areas populated by bars and pubs and includes a panic button to connect them […]

• Alcoholic? Amsterdam pays workers with beer

Alcoholic? Amsterdam pays workers with beer

No, you didn’t read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer. It’s all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and drug addicts a fresh start. “I’m not proud of being an alcoholic, but I am proud to […]