Behavioral Health Business October 24, 2021
Chris Larson

A new study released by an American Psychiatric Association publication finds only a slight link between telehealth and good outcomes in the addiction treatment space.

In large part, that’s because the potential evidence to consider when comparing in-person treatment to telehealth in addiction treatment is scant. The study was conducted by researchers with RTI International and UCLA.

And the fact that there is a limited body of research was noted frequently by the authors of the study.

“In contrast, there is a large research base on the effectiveness of telehealth for treating mental disorders,” the study reads. “This research showed that telehealth mental health counseling is equally as effective as in-person counseling.”

Published last week in the APA’s “Psychiatric Services,”...

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