Topic Series: Alcohol Research and eHealth Technology
Rapid advances in technology hold particular promise for the field of alcohol research — revolutionizing the way research is conducted and enabling us to design more effective intervention, prevention, and treatment for people with alcohol use disorders. These articles reports on the state of the science and future directions in electronic health (eHealth) technologies and their potential impact on alcohol epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. As an emerging and rapidly evolving transdisciplinary field, eHealth is poised to transform the existing theories of behavioral change and models of behavioral health care. As shown in these articles, eHealth brings real-time in-the-moment monitoring of bodily and cognitive states and enables us to deliver personalized and “just-in-time” intervention.