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Telemedicine-delivered treatment interventions for substance use disorders
Summary of the evidence
A systematic review without meta-analysis (Lin et al 2019, 13 studies) found no evidence of effect of telemedicine-delivered treatment (psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy) interventions for substance use disorders.
Studies examined suggest this type of intervention is an effective alternative, particularly where face-to-face treatment is less available, but more research is needed on their effectiveness.