Designing a Mobile App for Individuals Recovering from an Opioid Addiction
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Opioid use disorder is a growing issue and is associated with an increased risk of fatal overdose. A mobile application built upon user interviews and the evidence-based Community Reinforcement Model has the potential to decrease fatal overdoses and improve the recovery process. We conducted semi-structured interviews at a local methadone clinic to determine the user journey and technological opportunities. Based on existing models for substance abuse treatment and results of user interviews, we designed a mobile health application. This poster presents the journey of individuals recovering from an opioid addiction and main features of the mobile health application. The application is intended to be used in conjunction with local methadone clinics and health professionals. Further testing must be conducted to determine usability of current design.