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
Aaron Hogue, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Clinical Science / Family and Adolescent Clinical Technology and Science (FACTS)
Sara J. Becker
Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies at Brown University School of Public Health
Maryland Treatment Centers
Craig E. Henderson
Sam Houston State University
Boston Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School