First FDA-Approved App Released to Help Treat Substance Abuse

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This isn’t your average app. This app heals… Clinically proven to increase abstinence in patients suffering from substance abuse and expand outpatient retention in treatment programs, this app is a therapeutic digital wonder for substance use disorders.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first mobile app to help treat substance abuse, the agency stated in a news release. Approval of the app was given to Pear Therapeutics, based in Boston and San Francisco.

The reSET application is designed to help treat abuse of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulant medications. But the app is not intended for opioid dependence, the FDA said.

Citing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the FDA said criteria for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are met when