Randomized controlled trial

Research Update

Do We Need to Be Face-to-Face to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder?

Topics: Alcohol use disorder | Quality of care | Randomized controlled trial | Telemedicine

Review of: Johansson M et al, Addiction 2020 Sep 24. Epub ahead of print. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the potential value of virtual treatment. This may be particularly useful for individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD), for whom shame and stigma may limit engagement and/or retention in traditional forms of face-to-face treatment. Howev

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Can Assertive Treatment Improve Treatment Adherence in Young Adults With Opioid Use Disorder?

Topics: Adherence | Opioid Use Disorder | Randomized controlled trial | Youth

Review of: Fishman M et al, Addiction 2020 Jul 4. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15181 We often use injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX, or Vivitrol) for management of opioid use disorder (OUD). However, XR-NTX has not been widely used in young adults with OUD, possibly due to low patient engagement and treatment adherence. This study evaluat

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