Everything You Need to Know
If you or your loved one struggles with alcohol addiction, you are not alone. According to the 2018 NSDUH, 14.4 million adults (ages 18 and older) and 401,000 adolescents (ages 12–17) had AUD (Alcohol Use Disorder). Yet only about 7.9% of adults and 5.0% of youth receive treatment. Recently new, innovative programs aim to make alcohol treatment more accessible and affordable through online alcohol counseling and iRecovery has pioneered this movement.
Our online therapy brings alcohol treatment to you, offering a fully integrated telemedicine experience. “Telemedicine” or “telehealth” refers to the use of computers, smartphones, or tablets in order to provide remote medical services and treatment at your convenience. iRecovery recognizes the advantages of online outpatient alcohol treatment and we are ready to provide alcohol abuse help online to you or your loved one.
The use of telemedicine services for alcohol treatment is a new concept. It provides accessible and convenient quality of care at a fraction of the cost of residential inpatient treatment programs. iRecovery provides therapy for alcohol addiction by connecting patients with our multidisciplinary team of physicians, therapists, and case managers. Patients looking for professional healthcare treatment can find the help they need 24/7 at iRecovery via the internet.
- Assessing if a patient is ready for the treatment
- Evaluating the patient’s mental and physical behavior
- Developing a treatment and recovery plan for the patient
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the therapy
- Recommending the patient to other experts, if necessary
One major difference between in person and online therapy sessions is that patient privacy and confidentiality is well maintained. This is because your visit with the physician or counselor is performed online as opposed to treatment in a busy outpatient clinic or rehabilitation center. Patients can easily integrate therapeutic services into their daily lives via our online telemedical treatment platform. Additionally, this is especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic when physical distancing is crucial for the protection of both the patient and the therapist.
One of the biggest advantages of an online outpatient alcohol treatment is it helps prevent relapse when the patient can not physically go to the therapist, according to a study from the British Journal of Psychology. The patient may get support from the online therapy session on a 24/7 basis from qualified licensed professionals.
Online addiction treatment can bring about real-time, on-the-spot counseling, especially for emergency situations when the patient is in desperate need to talk to someone. An advantage of using an online platform is that the patient is not limited to in-person consultations that require advanced scheduling and travel time.
At iRecovery, our online alcohol counseling services are private and confidential in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which provides guidelines to keep all patient information private and encrypted.
At iRecovery, we use a combination of medications, behavioral therapy, counseling, and case management services to effectively and safely manage our patients’ needs. Our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is designed to reduce cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms, and decrease the compulsion to drink or use alcohol.
Every patient is unique, so to embark on a patient’s journey to recovery we begin by determining their individual difficulties, experiences, and feelings towards alcohol use. Our therapists then create a personalized treatment plan to address and manage a patient’s alcohol use disorder (AUD) and any other assessed areas in need of treatment. We believe that providing high-quality, integrated care like this is the best way to help patients recover.
Through the use of technology and digital tools, we can help provide continuing aftercare services to those who have received in-person treatment or begin the treatment process for those who have not received prior care.
For many patients isolated at home from friends, family, and treatment an online alcohol rehab program in Palm Beach County, FL, can provide an outlet for patients to connect with therapists, case managers, doctors and their peers through individual and group therapy sessions.
We highly encourage patients’ family members to participate in family therapy sessions as appropriate. Patients who are trying to cope and recover need all the support they can get from their loved ones. Additionally, family members may have suffered with your addiction as well, so it is important for them to understand your recovery process.
If you have been considering online alcohol addiction counseling and/or medication-assisted treatment (MAT), but do not know where and how to start, then contact us at iRecovery. At our outpatient alcohol treatment center in Palm Beach County, we are more than willing to answer your questions and assist you. Get in touch with us today!
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