Despite the continuously growing use of antidepressants, benzodiazepines and strong painkillers – in the US alone, 43 to 50 per cent of the population above the age of 12 are on prescription medicine – very little help is available to those trying to reduce or come off their medication. Developed by Danish addiction specialists, Rebound is the first app to offer a personalised step-down programme. Co-founder and executive manager of Rebound, Silvia Meyer, explains: “The current practise among health professionals is to expect that after treatment with strong painkillers, antidepressants or benzodiazepines, people step down on their own at home without being offered an individually tailored programme with follow-ups, communication and monitoring.
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