Alcoholism threatens more people than ever (support.html # ui-id-19). It kills tens of thousands of people each year in Germany, the social-medical consequences (job loss, hospital admissions, sick leave) are exorbitant, but also other consequences such as traffic accidents are very serious. Despite some successes, including in the medical field, it often takes years, before alcoholics live abstinently or drink significantly less. In a majority of cases however, this is never achieved. Along the way, this newly developed App can help you to become aware of the extent of harmful alcohol consumption, but also whether or not there is an addiction. Above all, it can help to drink less or nothing. This is achieved through intelligent reinforcements provided by the App. A special part of this app is the stabilisation of the therapeutic success – often not sufficiently covered in current therapy programs. So with this App there a flexible, everywhere usable “tool” available, which on the one hand is astonishingly simple, on the other hand amazingly comprehensive, for the reduction of the drinking volume up to achieving abstinence (http://www.meconapp.de/alkohol-reduzieren.html).
Prof. Dr. H.-P. Volz Krankenhaus für Psychatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatische Medizin Schloss Werneck