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Web-based treatment outperforms in-person therapy in Yale study

May 29, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Individuals who misuse illicit substances were found more likely to complete treatment and use less after completing an online treatment program versus those who engaged in traditional therapy, according to a Yale University study.

Healthcare organizations open helplines for those impacted by Harvey

August 31, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Counseling and referrals to other resources are among the free services being provided by phone to those who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Study will explore potential of telemedicine for hepatitis C patients

May 27, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A dozen methadone clinics in New York will serve as the site for research into whether opioid treatment patients will accept telemedicine services for hepatitis C.

Unlikely partners ignite innovative opioid treatment project in D.C.

November 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The leaders of an integrated care initiative for buprenorphine patients in an underserved area of Washington, D.C., are a urologist and a former medical director in a methadone treatment setting.

NIAAA alert summarizes benefits and risks of electronic tools

June 5, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) alert states that digital and mobile technologies to enhance alcohol use treatment appear to work best when integrated with traditional approaches.

Think telehealth to complement services

August 25, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
The technology is mature, the time is right and the culture is ready for telehealth.

Privacy factors contribute to success of online treatment program

December 27, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The entrepreneurs who co-founded Lionrock Recovery have found some surprising reasons why online addiction treatment services are proving attractive to some individuals.

Rural telehealth, SBIRT among focus areas in new ATTCs

October 25, 2012  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
For the first time, the network of education- and training-focused Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) includes centers focused to a subject area of prominence in the treatment field.

Tell us your experiences with video counseling

August 15, 2012  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A reader asks if video counseling is proving effective in treating substance use patients who live in areas far from an organization's service sites.

Bringing holistic recovery home

June 28, 2012  |  Linda Grove-Paul
An organization’s Recovery Engagement Centers reach more individuals through an online format.

AMA votes to support interstate treatment policies

June 19, 2012  | 
AMA supports advocacy to lift restrictions for treatments by out-of-state physicians--with restriction
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