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Telehealth can be applied for substance use disorders

It makes good sense to connect people with substance use disorders (SUDs) to services. Traditional models of care are limited by the schedules of …

Examining Telehealth Pilots for Drug Treatment Programs

There is no question about the positive impact telemedicine has on delivering medical care to remote areas. Rural communities with little to no …

Tarzana Treatment Centers | Valley Tele-Treatment Program (VTP)

Valley Tele-Treatment Program (VTP)<p><b>by Charles Yeh, MSW, ASW, CADC II, Project Coordinator</b><p>The Valley Tele-Treatment Program (VTP) of Tarzana Treatment …

Despite law, parity in mental health and addiction treatment can be elusive

Five years ago, Valerie Furlong's life was in turmoil.<p>Slideshow<p>Despite law, parity in mental health and addiction treatment can be elusive<p>Both of her …

Health Care

Is Telemedicine The Key To Making Addiction Treatment Work?

<i>Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT</i> …

Digital Health

The online program that may revolutionize addiction treatment - The Kernel

Welcoming her son home from rehab was the happiest day of Rose Barbour’s life—until it wasn’t.<p>John, a pseudonym used to protect his privacy, was …

Drug Addiction

Amid heroin crisis, GOP contenders reframe addiction as a health crisis

Spencer Platt / Getty Images<p>A lethal batch of heroin, trafficked under the name Hollywood, surfaced in New Hampshire in late January after claiming at least eight lives in western Massachusetts. For Granite State officials, it’s the latest in a steady dose of dire news that has seen overdose deaths …

Emergency visits by youth for mental health, addiction rise by 32 percent over 6 years

Anxiety disorders most common reason for visits in Ontario, Canada<p>TORONTO, February 2, 2016 -- Demand for child and youth mental health care has been …

Mental Health

Buprenorphine Expands Access to Addiction Treatment

In 2010, addicts' drugs-of-choice are often found in a bottle with a child-safety lid and a local drug store label. That's the take-home message …

Mental Illness, Addictions, Pain - Rural communities cry for help

Mobile Healthcare and Telehealth News and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

mHealth apps for clinical decision support can help clinicians make better and quicker decisions about ordering diagnostic and lab tests, according …

Telehealth Takes the Lead in Addiction Treatment

January 19, 2016 - With payers looking for new ways to prove the value of addiction treatment, a national network behavioral healthcare providers is …

Digital Health