On the Trail of Addiction
Researchers map drug users’ moment-to-moment experiences as they travel the urban landscape.
“That mapping begins by providing drug users who have sought out-patient treatment at the NIDA clinic with a Palm Pilot PDA. The drug users are sent on their way and randomly prompted by the PDA to answer questions about their mood, their stress level, and cues in their environment that may lead to relapse. They also activate the PDA when they are tempted to reuse or if they get high.”