Telehealth

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

Citation
Hser, YI., Ober, A.J., Dopp, A.R. et al. 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. Addict Sci Clin Pract 16, 24 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-021-00233-x
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Abstract

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.

Telehealth during COVID-19: The perspective of alcohol and other drug nurses

Citation
Adekunle, A., Meehan, M., Rojas-Alvarez, D., Trauer, J., & McBryde, E. (2020). Delaying the COVID-19 epidemic in Australia: Evaluating the effectiveness of international travel bans. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(4), 257–259
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Aim

This study aimed to explore the experiences of alcohol and other drug nurses transitioning to telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background

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

Washington, D.C., United States,
In this webinar, attendees will explore the promising practices and insights learned since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the delivery of substance use disorder treatment transformed to incorporate and rely on telehealth. We will discuss the changes in SUD treatment that occurred over the past year and how practitioners can utilize telehealth to improve substance use disorder treatment through and beyond the pandemic.

How to Leverage Telehealth Strategies for Substance Use Brief Intervention

Washington DC, United States,

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

Citation
Palfai, T.P., Kratzer, M.P.L., Morone, N.E. et al. 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. Addict Sci Clin Pract 16, 20 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-021-00230-0
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Background

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

Citation
Johansson, M., Sinadinovic, K., Gajecki, M., Lindner, P., Berman, A. H., Hermansson, U., & Andréasson, S. (2020). Internet‐based therapy versus face‐to‐face therapy for alcohol use disorder, a randomized controlled non‐inferiority trial. Addiction.
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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.