Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Recovery Support Services in Rural and Remote Areas of the United States: A Three Part Series on the State of the Art

There is not one model for the delivery of quality and effective substance use disorders treatment and recovery support services in rural areas. However, there are themes emerging from the scientific literature as well as from rural treatment providers implementing new services. These themes/strategies include: use of technology and web-based services; offering recovery support services by telephone or web-based portal systems without initial substance abuse treatment services; and providing flexible service delivery, integrated care, and Project ECHO-like models. Most importantly, a successful substance abuse treatment model for rural areas does not include just one intervention, but rather a combination of the interventions that fit the community and the patient population. Join the NFAR ATTC in this podcast series that includes: exploring rural/remote issues regarding SUDs; highlighting the use of technology in recovery support services both informal and formal strategies; and an update on technology-based interventions for individuals with SUDs or at risk for these conditions.

Presenter: Nancy A. Roget, MS, MFT, LADC | PI/Project Director NFAR ATTC