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Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Publication Date: Jun 11, 2021

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders


This guide, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reviews ways that telehealth can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders among adults. It includes a brief overview of the current landscape of telehealth, current evidence on the effectiveness of telehealth, guidance for implementing evidence-based practices, examples of telehealth implementation in treatment programs, and resources for evaluation and quality improvement.