Do Mobile Health Interventions Improve Adherence to Pharmaotherapy in Alcohol Recovery?

Smartphone-based mobile health (mHealth) interventions are feasible in patients receiving naltrexone, but adherence-focused monitoring was no more effective than symptom and monitoring for adverse effects in the first randomized, controlled trial evaluating an mHealth intervention to improve naltrexone adherence in recovering alcoholics.1 The multicenter research team conducting the trial pointed out that future, larger trials using different study designs may better bear out the usefulness of mHealth interventions in promoting naltrexone adherence.

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