Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help

The Digital Health Corner

After a hiatus I am returning to my beloved Digital Health Corner. In a previous post I discussed important public health issues that digital technology can address. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) from 2001 to 2014, deaths due to overdoses in the USA were noted as: 8 fold increase due to prescription drugs. The NIDA of the NIH has a group of evidence-based screening tools for adolescents and adults to be used by health professionals.