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Telehealth by Phone & Video Proves a Lifeline for Veterans With Opioid Addiction

July 28, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Many hurdles exist in finding treatment for those struggling with opioid addiction, and the suddenness of the COVID-19 pandemic only enhanced the hardship. A study conducted by a team led by Allison Lin, M.D., M.S., an addiction psychiatrist and researcher in the Addiction Center at Michigan Medicine, shows that both types of virtual care kept VA patients from dropping out of medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder. The study also shows that virtual visits with addiction care providers allowed many patients to stay on medication to support their recovery throughout the first year of the pandemic.

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