Global digital addiction interventions: adaptations to target audiences and effectiveness

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Wednesday, 23 November, 2022 - 13:20 to 14:50
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There is great potential for scaling up the delivery of brief interventions, given the increasing coverage in high, middle, and low income countries of smartphones, wearables, and other connected devices worldwide. While it is rational to develop generalizable digital interventions to reduce harm from alcohol or drug use at a general population level, there is evidence that cultural and other adaptations to make digital interventions meet the challenges and expectations of the target audience more can increase their effectiveness. The overall aim of this structured session is to exchange global experiences regarding making adaptations to tailor digital interventions in collaboration with the target audiences, and to inform about the existing evidence regarding effectiveness of such digital interventions.