According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, around 16 million adults have an "alcohol use disorder"—these problems cost the U.S. around $249 billion. As Bosman understands, while people may wish to seek help for their problem drinking, they may not have access to traditional in-person counseling, or they may not be sure about attending meetings in person.
This knowledge inspired Bosman to create the online self help course for problem drinking that can easily be completed from the comfort of home; in addition to being anonymous, many people prefer online self help options for their easy accessibility and 24/7 availability.
"Working on problem drinking is a big step for most people," Bosman said.
"When choosing an online self help option, it is important to make sure the service is evidence-based—for example, legit and based on scientific research, as well as easy to use. Open Forest courses are written by an MD/PhD team, and are based on cognitive behavioral therapy."
About Open Forest:
Open Forest offers easy to use, evidence-based online self help courses for people dealing with mental health issues. Courses offered include "Coping with ADHD," "Problem Drinking," "Dealing with Depression," and "Everyday Mindfulness." The company also produces articles and a very popular newsletter with all things mental health related. For more information, please visit https://openforest.net/alcohol/
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