Article

Reconstructed Living Lab: supporting drug users and families through co-operative counselling using mobile phone technology

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 52, issue 3, 2010 , pages: 245–248
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2010.10873982
Author(s): MB ParkerFaculty of Informatics and Design, South Africa, J WillsSchool of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, GB WillsSchool of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Abstract

Background: There is a recognised problem with drug taking in South Africa. In socially deprived areas immediate help for drug users and their families is a problem. As part of their work in a community in tension, Impact Direct Ministries (IDM) and Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) in Cape Town provide a drug advisory service using mobile phone technology that can support multiple conversations. It is staffed by trained volunteers and is available to drug users and their families.

Get new issue alerts for South African Family Practice