Webinar on Telehealth and Digital Therapeutics for Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous impact on public health and well being. Alcohol misuse, a significant public health concern, has the potential to further complicate the pandemic. Alcohol misuse may influence COVID-19 susceptibility and severity and has been shown to contribute to alcohol misuse. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, is supporting research on the interaction of alcohol with the pandemic and on how the treatment system has responded. This webinar will focus on how treatments for the full spectrum of alcohol use disorders have been adapted to COVID-19 mitigation efforts—in particular the use of tele-health and digital therapeutics—and discuss what elements of these eHealth interventions should remain once the pandemic is under control.
This webinar is sponsored by the Friends of NIAAA and moderated by Robert B. Huebner, Ph.D, Chair of Friends of NIAAA.