The current COVID-19 crisis has made going about our daily lives much more complicated than ever before. Between the constant quarantine measures and the overall risks of catching this dangerous virus, leaving the house seems like an increasingly bad idea. However, for those struggling with addiction, treatment is still accessible. Bayview Recovery offers a telehealth intensive outpatient program for those in need. Just because you are quarantined does not mean you can not get help.
What Is Telehealth?
Telehealth covers a wide array of services that do not require patients to physically be in the room. This relatively new addiction treatment method opens the door to help more people than ever. Rather than being limited to people in the local community, anyone with a phone or working internet can get the help they need. Some of the different methods of going through a telehealth intensive outpatient program help include:
- Telephone-based help: One of the original methods, telephone-based help allows people to call into the treatment centers for help. It is effective when working in continuing care for addiction.
- Video chats: Video chats take place through a secure channel. It allows people to use their computers to speak to their addiction specialists even when they are out of state.
- Texting: Texting is one of the easiest ways to reach out. It does not require you to stop what you are doing to speak to someone and it is much easier if you are out in a public area.
- Mobile Applications: There are a number of specially designed to allow users to get in touch with a specialist in minutes. Accessible from your tablet or phone, this method is not as well researched as others. Some have been effective in helping people struggling with an alcohol addiction work towards lessening their drinking.
- Web-based treatment programs: These programs are accessible at all times, as long as you have an internet connection. They are more effective at reducing alcohol consumption per week.
- Virtual reality: Some of the newest technology, virtual reality builds a computer-generated world around the user that simulates real-life situations. It is most often seen in the video game industry, but the endless possibilities it can deliver mean it can be adapted to virtually any situation, even addiction treatment.
How We Use Telehealth in an Intensive Outpatient Program
Addiction can affect anyone. It affects people of every age, race, gender, and economic class. Unfortunately, many people do not seek the help they need for a variety of reasons. For many people, the proper help is as accessible to them as it could be. Telehealth breaks down the barrier to increase the number of people who can benefit from the resources. Help should be available to anyone who needs it. Bayview Recovery wants to help make that possible.
With a telehealth program, the hurdle to get help becomes easier to get over. People struggling with addiction and stuck in quarantine can get the help that they need without leaving their homes and risking getting sick or spreading the virus.
Get Help From Bayview Recovery
We offer a number of addiction treatment programs for those looking to make a positive change in their lives. Some programs we offer include:
- Alcohol Addiction Treatment
- Opioid Addiction Treatment
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Depression Treatment Program
- Anxiety Treatment Program
- Family Therapy Program
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
Do not let COVID-19 keep you from getting the help you need to live your life. You can overcome addiction and a brighter day is coming. To learn more about a telehealth intensive outpatient program and addiction treatment options, call 855.478.3650 today.
Dave Cundiff, MD, MPH is an experienced leader in the field of Substance Use Disorder treatment. He works with patients suffering from Substance Use Disorder to evaluate their medication needs and prescribe treatments accordingly. In addition, he regularly participates in all-staff debriefing sessions involving peers, nurses, and other prescribers. He also reviews and advises on policies, procedures, and techniques for treating substance use disorder.