Telemedicine Treatment for Addiction

Telemedicine Treatment for Addiction

At Seaside Palm Beach, we understand that many individuals with drug and alcohol use disorders haven’t received or have missed out on the treatment they need because of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to COVID-19, there are many other factors that can make it challenging for a person to make it to rehab or keep up with their treatment. With quarantining and social distancing guidelines set in place, as well as busy schedules and everyday responsibilities, many patients have found it difficult to stay on track with their much-needed addiction treatment and mental health programs. Additionally, the stress, anxiety, and fear caused by the pandemic have also contributed to relapse in people all over the country. Fortunately, our luxury rehab in Florida offers telemedicine treatment for addiction that offers patients more flexibility in their recovery.

Understanding Telehealth

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, refers to the use of technology by healthcare providers to stay in contact with their patients and continue treating them remotely. By using the internet and devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers, healthcare providers, including addiction treatment specialists, can connect to their patients regardless of the circumstances. Providing telehealth services for addiction and mental health has been especially important considering the isolation, loneliness, and anxiety that these social restrictions have contributed to. Although these are necessary safety guidelines, our facility wanted to find a way to continue treating our patients while respecting their health and safety. Thus, our telehealth program was created.

Pros of Online Treatment Programs for Addiction

Although telehealth rehabilitation was made more prominent by the pandemic, it will remain useful even after this moment in time passes. By offering our clients telehealth access to care, we hope to reduce their chances of relapse and expand our services to treat even more patients than ever before. As a luxury drug rehab with years of experience in the addiction treatment field, we understand how crucial consistency and reliability are in treating substance use disorders. When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, recovery isn’t simple, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating this disease. Those who are unable to make it to in-person sessions or leave their obligations to focus on their recovery are at risk of relapse or ending their treatment prematurely. Our goal of providing telemedicine accessibility to patients is to eliminate these risks by catering to their needs and working with their schedules to make sure they succeed.

A big plus that patients in our telehealth program enjoy is the lack of commuting. Often, patients must drive long distances to our facility, which can be inconvenient with traffic and busy schedules. A long commute can discourage people from getting to their destinations, something that can be very dangerous for a person who’s relying on treatment to achieve sobriety. We wanted to give our commuters and busy bees the opportunity to continue their recovery at home and on their time by incorporating ways to connect with our staff and complete their programs remotely.

Additionally, our virtual options for addiction treatment also streamlines communication between patients and their counselors. Communication between our team and our patients is highly important. We want our clients to know that we have their back 24/7. And although we make sure that we’re always available, telehealth use makes it even easier for patients to reach their counselors. The privacy of one-on-one online sessions also makes patients feel more comfortable to speak openly about their struggles.

Telehealth for Substance Abuse in Florida

Patients in our luxury telehealth program for addiction or mental health treatment will connect with their counselors three hours a day, three times a week. Therapists will also meet with their clients online for an hour a week to keep track of their progress. Our team uses a video chatting app called Zoom to conduct online sessions with their patients. Patients must have devices on which they can download this app, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Additionally, patients must have WiFi or internet access to participate in these sessions.

Patients are expected to pay close attention during sessions. To make this easier, we ask patients to log into these online sessions alone and in a quiet area. No one else should be able to hear, see, or participate in the sessions. Non-patients should not interrupt the calls at all.

We believe our telemedicine treatment for addiction will provide patients with additional resources to make their long-term sobriety even more achievable. If you’re interested in our telehealth program or any of our other levels of substance abuse treatment, contact Seaside Palm Beach today.

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