College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

What Do Internet-Based Alcohol Treatment Websites Offer?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2003

Keywords

Alcoholism, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Health Education, Internet, Information Services

Publication Title

Cyberpsychology and Behavior

ISSN

1094-9313

Volume

6

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

The Internet was searched for websites that advertised or provided treatment or help for alcohol problems. Websites were evaluated for the types of treatment offered and whether the treatment had an empirical basis. While a wide range of treatments were advertised, very few websites offered online services. In addition, very few sites provided or advertised alcohol treatment programs that were empirically based. Recommendations for future Internet-based health care and treatment are offered.

Comments

This is a copy of an article published in the Cyberpsychology and Behavior © 2003, copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Cyberpsychology and Behavior is available online at: http://www.liebertpub.com/

DOI

10.1089/109493103322725351