Journal of Behavioral Health and Psychology. 2017; 6(2):(208-318)


Continuing care in drug addiction: What can telemental health offer?

Emilio Sanchez Hervas

Abstract

In the field of addiction treatment, continuing attention for an extended period of time is considered essential for recovery. Traditionally, continuing care in addiction has consisted of individual monitoring sessions, group therapy sessions, and assistance to self-help groups. Recently, the development of health care based on new technologies has allowed an improvement on health outcomes. In this context, the different strategies framed in the so-called telemental health which offer the opportunity to complement treatment programs are discussed.

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