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Tofighi, Babak and Abrantes, Ana and Stein, Michael D . (2018) The role of technology-based interventions for substance use disorders in primary care: a review of the literature. The Medical Clinics of North America, 102 (4) 715-31. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2018.02.011.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC65636...

The burden of alcohol and drug use disorders (substance use disorders [SUDs]) has intensified efforts to expand access to cost-effective psychosocial interventions and pharmacotherapies. This article provides an overview of technology-based interventions (eg, computer-based and Web-based interventions, text messaging, interactive voice recognition, smartphone apps, and emerging technologies) that are extending the reach of effective addiction treatments both in substance use treatment and primary care settings. It discusses the efficacy of existing technology-based interventions for SUDs, prospects for emerging technologies, and special considerations when integrating technologies in primary care (eg, privacy and regulatory protocols) to enhance the management of SUDs.


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