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Citation:  Benavides-Vaello, S., Strode, A., & Sheeran, B. C. (2013). Using technology in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment in rural communities: A review.. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40 (1), 111-120.
Title:  Using technology in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment in rural communities: A review.
Authors:  Benavides-Vaello, S., Strode, A., & Sheeran, B. C.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Publisher:  Springer
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-012-9299-6
Full text:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11414-012-9299-6   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Rural areas have major barriers in accessing mental health and substance abuse treatments. Telecommunication technology can help advance the delivery of health care services in rural areas.
Purpose:  The purpose of this literature review was to explore the uses of telecommunication technology in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in rural communities.
Findings:  A review of the literature was conducted. Four major themes emerged for rural areas: 1) advantages of telehealth and applications, 2) barriers to implementation, (c) utilization, and (d) areas for further research.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Chronic mental illness
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Interventions:  Assistive technology
Psychological counseling