Special Interest Group on digital approaches screening and brief intervention for alcohol and substance misuse

Leader/s: Paul Wallace/Antoni Gual

Hon secretary: Hugo López-Pelayo

Aim: On behalf of INEBRIA, to track progress on research and development in the field of digital approaches to screening and brief intervention for alcohol and drugs, and to review and address the methodological issues arising.

Members of the eINEBRIA SIG Working Group:

  • Anne H Berman
  • Matthijs Blankers
  • Antoni Gual (Vice Chair)
  • Hugo Lopez (Hon Secretary)
  • Leo Pas
  • Robert Tait
  • Paul Wallace (Chair)
  • Nicolas Barticevic

Participants:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_MiLXq-dA6tj4YXAHUDArF8c8jUHNH97EGAypXmn4qo/edit#gid=1851139705

Joining the group: membership of the group is open on application to all members of INEBRIA

Actions planned: 

On behalf of INEBRIA:

  • to hold meetings, workshops and symposia in appropriate contexts.
  • to produce presentations and papers on policy and practice in relation to the SIG topic.
  • to facilitate collaborative research and development as appropriate.

SIG concentrates on three key areas

  1. Methods for the description and rating of digital applications
  2. Methods relating to trial design and evaluation of digital applications
  • Identification of emerging technologies with potential relevance for eINEBRIA

Progress (until September 2017):

  1. We held our inaugural meeting in Lausanne in September 2016 and another meeting in New York 2017.
  2. We have agreed terms of reference for the group
  3. We have established an eINEBRIA SIG working group
  4. We have collaborated with the AARON group on the production and testing of a template/tool to describe the characteristics of digital applications used in research studies to deliver screening and brief interventions for alcohol and other drugs (http://ehealthclassification.org/)
  5. We have supported the University of Maastricht in carrying out a survey of the INEBRIA membership on attitudes to and levels of engagement in digital applications to deliver screening and brief interventions for alcohol and other drugs
  6. We have begun to consider the development of standards for rating apps designed to deliver screening and brief interventions for alcohol and other drugs

Future activities and priorities:

To develop the eINEBRIA SIG networking function

To organise an eINEBRIA theme conference and/or a pre-conference at INEBRIA 2018 in Chile

To know on which topic members want to work together they are requested to fill in follwoing enquiry:

To develop concrete collaborations between members for each of the following three key areas: https://fs10.formsite.com/FAMVIOLENCE/e-Inebria/index.html

  1. Methods for the description and rating of digital applications
  2. Methods relating to trial design and evaluation of digital applications
  • Identification of emerging technologies with potential relevance for eINEBRIA e.g. bracelets for detection of sweat alcohol concentration

Notes of e-INEBRIA working group: