In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the way healthcare services were administered had to be adjusted to honor the new restrictions, keep people safe, and ensure they continue to receive the care they need. While COVID restrictions have loosened up in the past year, our Banyan Treatment Center locations have sustained efforts implemented during the peak of the pandemic to continue offering clients additional options, such as telehealth. Offered in various states, below is more on our Alabama telehealth for addiction and mental health and how it can make recovery possible for you or a loved one.  

What Is Telehealth Addiction Treatment? 

Also known as telemedicine, telehealth allows your healthcare provider to treat you remotely without the need for in-person meetings. Medical professionals who utilize telehealth services meet with their patients through video chat applications like Skype or Zoom, allowing patients access to their typical form of care no matter where they are or how sick they are if they have internet access and a computer, tablet, or smartphone.  

In addition to speaking to your doctor over the phone or via video chat, Telehealth substance abuse treatment also includes sending and receiving messages from your doctor through a secure messaging service and using remote monitoring so your doctor can properly treat you even when you are at home. Due to the flexibility of this form of care, patients can receive various forms of specialized care for different ailments, including results of lab tests or x-rays, mental health care, recurring conditions like migraines or urinary tract infections, skin conditions, prescription management, and more. As a nationwide branch of addiction treatment centers, we offer telehealth in Alabama for addiction and mental health, as well as in other states, to help as many people as possible.  

Who We Treat  

Banyan Treatment Centers have numerous locations throughout the country. All our facilities are designed to offer addiction and mental health support to adults ages 18 and older. Our Alabama telehealth services are also meant for adults and are designed for a variety of demographics, including:  

  • Adults with addictions 
  • Adults with mental illnesses 
  • College students (ages 18 and older) with addictions and/or mental illnesses 
  • Executives and other high-level professionals with addictions and/or mental health disorders 
  • First responders with addictions and/or mental illnesses 
  • Pregnant women with addictions and/or mental illnesses 
  • Veterans and their families 

Because the individuals in each of these groups are in various stages of life, they each require specialized care to meet their needs. For instance, a pregnant woman battling opioid addiction may require a different method of care compared to a veteran battling an alcohol use disorder. Our Alabama telehealth mental health and addiction services are flexible enough that they can be customized according to the person’s needs.  

Our Banyan Telehealth Programs 

While our substance abuse treatment centers offer various levels of care for in-person treatment, the services offered via our telehealth treatment program are administered similarly to our intensive outpatient program (IOP) and outpatient program (OP) for addiction, as well as IOP mental health care. We also offer various specialized programs, including our faith-based recovery program.  

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Addiction & Mental Illness 

IOP is designed to help people in recovery transition from around-the-clock care in rehab to a sober lifestyle in which they are applying the skills they have learned, and they are developing some independence. IOP consists of 3-hour long sessions 3 days a week to keep patients involved in treatment as they establish their new sober routines. Included in our telehealth IOP services are 9 hours of group therapy as well as individual sessions and family sessions.  

Veterans Addiction Treatment  

IOP is also offered to veterans receiving addiction and mental health care at our facility. Banyan’s Military and Veterans in Recovery program was specially designed to treat servicemembers past and present for substance use disorders and mental illnesses. Considering the trauma these individuals are often exposed to and witness, it is understandable why so many people struggle with addiction and mental illness. To better service these strong men and women, we offer both in-house and telehealth services to this group. 

Faith in Recovery Program  

Our Alabama telehealth program also offers faith-based services designed to help patients heal spiritually. Patients who choose to participate in this program meet with a counselor every week to discuss building or strengthening their relationship with God and establishing strong techniques to help them cope during sobriety. While this program is Christ-centered, people of all faith backgrounds are welcome in our Faith in Recovery program 

Family Services  

At Banyan, we believe that having a dedicated support system at home is necessary for long-term recovery and maintenance. For this reason, we offer telehealth family services for the spouses, family members, and close friends of our patients, allowing them to work with our counselors to learn more about the individual’s disorder, receive guidance on their personal healing, and learn how they can support their loved ones throughout their recovery.  

SMART Recovery  

SMART Recovery support is another type of service offered in our Alabama telehealth-controlled substances and mental health treatment. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and is an approach to substance abuse and mental health care that focuses on instilling independence in our clients. This program consists of group and individual therapy sessions, allowing participants to connect with others who are also recovering.  

12-Step Program 

The 12-Step Program has been around for decades and was originally designed for individuals recovering from alcohol use disorders. Fortunately, it has been expanded to help people with many types of substance use disorders work on their recovery and sustain sobriety after rehab. It is important to have support while transitioning to a newly sober life after treatment, which is why our 12-step meetings come in handy. This form of telehealth addiction counseling is also offered in our program.  

Get Started Today 

Our Alamba telehealth program focuses on disorders like substance use disorders, mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, and PTSD and trauma disorders. We also incorporate evidence-based treatment methods to help patients heal both physically and mentally from whatever they’re battling. These methods include:  

  • Anger Management  
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Individual and Group Therapy 
  • Life Skills 
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) 
  • Reality Therapy 
  • Relapse Prevention 
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) 

If you or someone you care about is battling addiction or mental illness, don’t wait any longer to get help. Contact our Banyan rehab locations today to learn more about our telehealth services.  


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Benefits of Military Telehealth for Active-Duty 

Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment