Pilot testing - deDrink, digital treatment for the at-risk alcohol drinking
|Coordinator||AMZY TEC AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||June 2018 - September 2019|
Purpose and goal
Launch of a digital addiction clinic for patients with a risk use of alcohol to avoid to develop addiction. Most have minor problems that can easily be remedied with limited efforts. A digital addiction clinic gives the patient an opportunity to seek help anonymously, discreetly and easily. We combine the benefits of traditional and proven addiction care with digital care. Delays in the development of the platform also delayed the start of pilot tests, and therefore also delay the launch of the programme.
Expected results and effects
We have had some obstacles in the completion of the platform, partly through the narrow sector of our external IT consultant where the number of development hours increased. We have therefore developed and handled modified paths within the treatment flow. The pilot tests were therefore delayed but are now running according to plan. Our expected effects are the same, but we look at the possibility to scale up the treatment to include mental illness in order to reach a larger target group.
Planned approach and implementation
A company within the construction industry, 60 employees, participated. The employees were informed by the foreman that they could apply directly through Anckare´s website to stay anonym. The treatment is the same as prevalent care; medical history, lab analyzes, video conferences and treatment with prescription drugs, internal referral to a psychologist / psychotherapist for motivational conversations. Initially, there were 6 patients, 3 of whom completed the entire program. These 3 patients experienced the service as well functioning and exceeded their expectations.