Treatment & Recovery
Digital health innovations allow for rapid dissemination and reach of empirically supported treatments and triaging of support services to underserved populations struggling with opioids. A range of technologies have been developed to connect individuals and family members with services ranging from geo-targeted drug takeback and naloxone finders to online peer support to automated mobile interventions. However, there is very little understanding of the range of digital tools available to help individuals and families prevent, treat, and recover from opioid use disorders or empirical literature to show their impact on outcomes.
This session will address the digital intervention landscape, empirical evidence, and increasing engagement. Using a real-world program for families who have loved one struggling with addiction, presenters will examine preferred methods of engaging and sustaining individuals in care. They will address such questions as: What is the current availability of digital tools to prevent and treat opioid misuse for individuals and families? Which types of digital interventions have empirical evidence and what are the best methods evaluate effectiveness of new programs? How do we increase engagement of a heterogeneous group of individuals and families in the change process using a range of digital communication tools?
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.