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NSU Research Spotlight: Linda Sobell, Ph.D. and Mark Sobell, Ph.D.

 

Most individuals whose alcohol problems are not severe, particularly college students and young adults, do not seek treatment. NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies researchers Linda Sobell, Ph.D. and Mark Sobell, Ph.D., supported by several federally funded research grants have successfully recruited such individuals to participate in alternative interventions (vs. coming in to a treatment program). Several of their studies have shown that many people with alcohol problems can successfully changed their drinking with minimal help. Recently, they developed an iPhone app called iSelfChange™ that has helped younger drinkers successfully reduce their drinking. The importance of the iSelfChange™ app is that it is available 24/7, confidential, novel, free, and provides a non-stigmatizing way of helping people change their alcohol use without entering treatment. Such interventions could help many people, while minimizing costs to the national health care system. The app is freely available and can be downloaded at the iTunes store by searching for iSelfChange™ or clicking on the following link.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iselfchange/id761033899?ls=1