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Coronavirus
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.
Coronavirus
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.
Counseling
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.
Technology
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.
Counseling
The National Council on Problem Gambling is collaborating with a gambling harm minimization group on a variety of advocacy, training and education initiatives.
Counseling
Now that the cohort in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study has reached ages 12 to 14, more questions will be answered about how substance use affects youth development.
Counseling
Meeting the ambitious goals of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative will require greater engagement of patients with substance use and mental health disorders.
Counseling
Co-presenters from the UPMC Health Plan described a whole-person approach to assisting overdose survivors in an Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit session.
Coronavirus
Keeping staff healthy may be the most critical component of a New York City human-services provider's effort to maintain service for high-need groups during the COVID-19 crisis.
Counseling
The Trevor Project states that a higher prevalence of substance use in the LGBT youth and young-adult populations calls for a greater focus on this issue in prevention and research.
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