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Praesum And Others Talk About The Future Of Virtual Substance Use Treatment

May 10, 2024

With virtual treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) on the rise, should it supplant traditional rehab methods? In a report by Addiction Treatment Business, experts emphasize the need for a balanced approach that includes both virtual and in-person care. Explore the benefits and drawbacks of virtual treatment for SUD, and how the industry should move forward.

Praesum’s Lynda Micheletti contributed to the report by describing the necessity of in-person evaluations to accurately assess a patient's progress, particularly those with co-occurring disorders and medical issues. Micheletti suggests that while virtual care is essential and beneficial, it should be part of a broader treatment plan that includes face-to-face interactions, especially in the critical early months of treatment.

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