Using Technology to Spread Recovery Messages

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

Using Technology to Spread Recovery Messages

The Scottish Government launches a new campaign Monday, aimed at changing people’s behavior towards alcohol.  This  article sites that one third of Scottish women exceed their recommended alcohol intake, and the campaign is aimed at these women.  

The government is on the edge of technology, campaigning through your mobile device.  The mobile ‘drinking time machine’ app demonstrates to users the effects regular alcohol has on the aging process.  The app will be free for a month.  The campaign encourages women to “Drop a Glass Size,” this year.  

I think that this is a great way to target women, by looking at it from a beauty standpoint, to a degree.  The article discusses many of the physical characteristics that are diminished by regular alcohol consumption.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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