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App Intervention to Treat Addiction (and It Runs on Android) | The White Noise, Scientific American Blog Network

Goodbye AA, hello smartphone? University of Massachusetts and MIT researchers have developed a technology to sense the body’s biophysical changes, detecting periods when a drug abuser is most likely to use, and to offer innovative intervention. If you have a craving, the platform conjures a soothing song, video, or distracting game or app to get you through the moment.

PDF of the study here. Your playlist is your pill.