MobiHealth News September 15, 2021
Laura Lovett

The bulk of participants using the Woebot chatbot said they would recommend the technology.

A digital chatbot could be one way to help individuals with substance abuse disorder, according to a new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

The study, which was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, found that individuals with SUD using the chatbot Woebot significantly reduced their substance use occasions more than individuals on the waitlist, who did not receive the intervention.  The bulk of participants in the test group also said that they would recommend the intervention.

It is important to note that four of the study’s authors are Woebot Health employees. 

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