Everyone is different, especially when it comes to the variations in physical health, mental health, and life experience among different age groups. As a rehab for adults both on the young and older ends of the spectrum, we understand the importance of providing individualized support to clients. We know that life isn’t the same at 21 compared to 41. In addition to age, our Banyan rehab locations also understand that life experiences greatly vary when it comes to addiction, ranging from the alcoholic veteran to the opioid-addicted pregnant woman. At our facilities, we take all of these differences into account when offering telehealth for adults with addictions.
Our Telehealth Addiction Treatment
While the country has slowly returned to a new form of “normal” following COVID-19, the pandemic opened the eyes of many work fields. This is especially true in the medical field with regard to the distribution of care in times of hardship. Along with others in need of continuous medical care, those receiving addiction treatment worried about their programs when social distancing restrictions kept them from going to rehab. What’s more, the team members of many rehab facilities worried for patients who were missing out on the 24-hour care and supervision they required during recovery.
When this happened, the need for change was obvious. Then facilities like Banyan Treatment Centers incorporated telehealth addiction treatment as a way of providing remote care and staying connected to clients no matter where they were. Our telehealth substance abuse treatment continues to allow our healthcare providers to connect with clients over the phone, through text, and over video chat.
Improved technology has made online addiction treatment easier to implement, even for those who don’t consider themselves to be tech-savvy. As a result, patients who partake in our telehealth addiction counseling and services experience benefits like comfort and convenience, control of infectious illnesses, thorough assessments no matter where they are, flexibility in their schedules, and recovery practice at home.
Telehealth Adult Rehab for Substance Abuse: Who We Treat
Our telehealth treatment programs are individualized not only by the level of care but also by demographics. Our facility provides virtual addiction treatment for specific groups of people, all of whom must be at least 18 years or older. Our telehealth treatment for addiction is offered to adults who are:
- Struggling with substance use disorders
- Struggling with mental health disorders
- In college and battling addiction and/or mental illness
- First responders with addictions or mental health disorders
- Executives and other high-level professionals with substance use or mental health disorders
- Pregnant and battling addiction
- Veterans with addictions and/or mental health disorders
- Families of the person with addictions or mental health disorders
Telehealth for College Students
College is an important stage in a person’s life that comes with many changes. The academic work, deadlines, all-nighters, and the time spent away from home can all take their toll physically and emotionally. However, what many students look forward to is the partying aspect of college life.
Despite the illegality of underage drinking, college is where many students explore their relationships with alcohol as well as drugs. Some bars around college campuses don’t even ID their customers because they make so much money off of students. These factors contribute to the normalcy of drinking and using drugs in college, to the point where many students don’t realize they have a problem.
There’s also a matter of busy schedules and privacy preferences. Many students take 4 or more classes a semester, leaving them with little time for rehab. There are also those who feel ashamed to admit they need help or that they’re going to rehab, and they avoid the subject altogether. This is where our telehealth program comes in.
Our rehab programs for young adults in college are conducted entirely online through various video-chatting platforms like Skype, which most, if not all, students are familiar with. These remote sessions with our therapists can be scheduled at various times throughout the week, offering students the flexibility they need to get their schoolwork done and receive care for their addictions. The remote aspect of our telehealth rehab for young adults also provides the privacy that students may desire as they go through these personal challenges.
Telehealth Rehab for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy is a delicate and difficult process in itself. Add addiction to the mix, and you get multiple complications for both mom and baby. Despite the many known risks of drinking and using drugs while pregnant, many pregnant women with addictions were already battling this problem when they conceived. This means that while recovery is a must for ensuring the safety of all lives involved, quitting can also be difficult when the addiction has been ongoing.
Even after treatment, the maintenance of sobriety for a pregnant woman with a drug or alcohol addiction can be equally as trying. For this reason, our addiction facilities also offer telehealth addiction treatment for pregnant women. By offering remote care that’s available on the go no matter where you are, our specialists can always be there for our recovering mamas.
Telehealth for Veterans and Active-Duty Military
Active-duty military and veterans experience unique challenges that many outside of this work field do not. This includes long-term separation from loved ones, combat exposure, and increased risk of trauma exposure. Considering the often lonely and stressful nature of this job field, it’s understandable why so many servicemen and women struggle with drug abuse, alcoholism, and mental illness in active duty and as veterans.
While addiction treatment for veterans and military personnel at one time was limited, the Banyan Treatment Centers family has broadened its services to include both in-person and telehealth services for veterans and military service members. For veterans and active-duty personnel seeking to sustain their sobriety or are medically stable enough to seek outpatient treatment services, our telehealth program offers the necessary flexibility and support.
Telehealth for Executives & Professionals
Executives and professionals are often under a lot of stress, mainly because of their jobs. In addition to work stress, their busy schedules often keep them from getting home on time to have dinner with their families, as well as going to birthday parties or other important events. These individuals are frequently expected to perform at high levels all day, every day, which is also stressful.
What these individuals often do to cope with stress and performance expectations is to use stimulants like cocaine and even prescription medications to keep themselves alert. In the end, however, these individuals become addicted to the drugs, which can actually hinder work performance and other areas of their lives in the future. To help those in these unique situations recover, our telehealth for adults offers addiction treatment for executives and other professionals that fits into their busy schedules and keeps them accountable as they work on their sobriety.
Family Telehealth Services
In addition to offering telehealth for adults battling addiction and mental illness, we offer care to their loved ones, as well. We understand the importance of having a strong support system in recovery, as well as the toll a loved one’s drug or alcohol use can have on spouses, parents, and siblings. For this reason, our facilities offer telehealth family counseling services that provide individual therapy sessions as well as group therapy sessions with the individual in recovery.
Get Started Today
If you or someone you care about is battling a drug or alcohol use disorder or a mental illness, don’t wait to get help. Contact Banyan Treatment Centers today to learn more about our telehealth programs or residential addiction treatment.