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  • Mobile app helps young adults talk with friends about risky drug, alcohol use

    Graduate student and lead author Kyle Bennett standing outdoors with social work professor and lead app developer Douglas C. Smith

    Graduate student Kyle M. Bennett, left, and social work professor Douglas C. Smith are refining a mobile app called Harbor that gives young adults information on risky substance use behaviors and guidance on how to talk with peers who are engaging in these behaviors.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Doug Smith, call 217-333-5308; email

    To reach Kyle Bennett, call 217-766-0755; email

    The current study “Usability and acceptability of a mobile app to help emerging adults address their friends’ substance use (Harbor)” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.2196/16632

    The 2015 study “Six-month outcomes of a peer-enhanced community reinforcement approach for emerging adults with substance misuse: A preliminary study” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.09.002