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In a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 29% of psychologists said they are seeing more patients since the start of the pandemic, and almost all are now using telehealth platforms at least part of the time to provide treatment.
Perspectives
Providers can leverage a variety of technologies to support patients in all phases of recovery, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Two studies released this month have brought into focus the degree to which Americans are turning to illicit substances and alcohol in response to the stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The addition of recovery coaching and the use of a digital breathalyzer test were found to reduce participant attrition rates in an outpatient SUD treatment program.
A national study of 2,619 licensed psychologists conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that their clinical work conducted via telehealth platforms has increased 12-fold since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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