Journal article

    Youth OUD treatment during and after COVID: Increasing family involvement across the services continuum

    Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

    Published: October 2020


    Telehealth innovations in substance use treatment necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic present a generational opportunity to increase family involvement in medication for opioid use disorders (MOUD) among youth. This commentary describes a conceptual framework for engaging and retaining youth and families across four stages of MOUD services: Preparation, Initiation, Stabilization, Remission & Recovery. Case vignettes illustrate provider-delivered and direct-to-family tele-interventions for augmenting family involvement in each MOUD stage: Family Outreach, Family Engagement, Family Training, Family Recovery Maintenance.

    Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108159