Is telemedicine the answer to rural expansion of medication treatment for opioid use disorder? Early experiences in the feasibility study phase of a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Trial
Telemedicine (TM) enabled by digital health technologies to provide medical services has been considered a key solution to increasing health care access in rural communities.
This study aimed to explore the experiences of alcohol and other drug nurses transitioning to telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has caused immense disruption to healthcare services, and to reduce viral transmission, many services moved to off-site care delivery modalities such as telehealth.
The Continuing Evolution of Telehealth in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Key Strategies for a Thriving Practice
Adapting to telehealth services can pose unique challenges and opportunities for mental health and substance use services organizations working with adults and adolescents. However, effectively delivering screening and brief intervention for substance use challenges via telehealth can improve access to treatment, patient engagement, and overall health outcomes, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Integrating Patient Perspectives in the Development of a Mobile Health Intervention to Address Chronic Pain and Heavy Drinking in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study of Patients in an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital Setting
Chronic pain and heavy drinking are conditions that commonly co-occur among primary care patients. Despite the availability of behavioral interventions that target these conditions individually, engagement and adherence to treatment remain a challenge, and there have been no interventions designed to address both of these conditions together for patients presenting to primary care.
Internet‐Based Therapy versus Face‐To‐Face Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Non‐Inferiority Trial
Background and aims
Most people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) are never treated. Internet‐based interventions are effective in reducing alcohol consumption and could help to overcome some of the barriers to people not seeking or receiving treatment. The aim of the current study was to compare internet‐delivered and face‐to‐face treatment among adult users with AUD.
This seminar marks the launch of a consultation process funded by the Drug Deaths Task Force (DDTF), Scottish Government and Corra Foundation on best practice approaches on delivering Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder via Telehealth.