Presentation Title

Examining How COVID-19 Impacted Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Advisor Information

Dr. Jeanette Harder

Location

MBSC Gallery Room 308 - G

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-3-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2022 1:45 PM

Abstract

On March 11, 2021, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic (WHO, 2020). As the infection spread, residents were urged to stay at home and businesses began to close their doors. Stress, anxiety, and fear increased across the world and individuals struggling with substance use disorders felt the impact. The focus of this study was to determine what impact the COVID-19 pandemic caused on individuals with substance use disorders, substance use treatment providers, and the impact policy changes played during this time. In this presentation, we will focus on how treatment providers utilized telehealth to maintain services to Nebraskans in need of substance use disorder treatment. We will also discuss treatment providers views on the efficacy of telehealth and role of telehealth in the future.

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Mar 4th, 12:30 PM Mar 4th, 1:45 PM

Examining How COVID-19 Impacted Substance Use Disorder Treatment

MBSC Gallery Room 308 - G

On March 11, 2021, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic (WHO, 2020). As the infection spread, residents were urged to stay at home and businesses began to close their doors. Stress, anxiety, and fear increased across the world and individuals struggling with substance use disorders felt the impact. The focus of this study was to determine what impact the COVID-19 pandemic caused on individuals with substance use disorders, substance use treatment providers, and the impact policy changes played during this time. In this presentation, we will focus on how treatment providers utilized telehealth to maintain services to Nebraskans in need of substance use disorder treatment. We will also discuss treatment providers views on the efficacy of telehealth and role of telehealth in the future.