New from SAMHSA: Telehealth for Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Telehealth is the use of two-way, interactive technology to provide health care and facilitate client/provider interactions. Telehealth modalities for SMI or SUD may be synchronous (live or real time) or asynchronous (delayed communication between clients and providers). Telehealth has the potential to address the treatment gap, making treatment services more accessible and convenient, improving health outcomes, and reducing health disparities.
Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders reviews the ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders among adults, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of how these recommendations can be implemented.