An outpatient treatment program allows patients to live at home while attending counseling sessions at the treatment facility. A day-intensive or night-intensive outpatient program is not like trying to get sober on your own. You receive the same treatment as inpatient clients do but have more freedom as you will be living at home instead of in a facility. Due to some restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual rehab programs are now being offered as an alternative to residential and outpatient programs. If you have a substance abuse problem, your health may already be compromised, and you may not attend a treatment facility in any fashion. This is why virtual programs have been introduced. Virtual rehab aftercare may be the only thing that can help keep you sober in these uncertain times.
What Is a Virtual Rehab Program?
There are many advantages to a virtual rehab program, the most obvious one being that of convenience. You can sit down at your computer or even on your smartphone if you are moving and sit in on a previously scheduled counseling session. Both individual and group therapy sessions are on the docket. Instead of fighting traffic to get to your appointment at the facility of your choice, you can now do everything you would have done there at home. Besides its convenience, you no longer have to risk coming into contact with people who may have contacted COVID-19 or have not been vaccinated. Depending on the severity of your addiction, your health may already be compromised. You can now put your fears aside and get the help you need.
The Benefits of a Virtual Rehab Program
Being able to attend a rehab program from the comfort of your home is not the only advantage of a virtual rehab program. The following are some of the benefits:
- You can maintain virtual contact with your therapists and peers without having to put your health at risk. This will alleviate any anxiety you may have and help improve your mood.
- Working remotely provides you with more time to establish a routine that can include exercise and healthy eating while maintaining relationships with family and friends.
- By keeping in touch with your peers in the rehab program, you build relationships that will buttress your sobriety and help you create a support network.
- You will have the time you need to navigate work, school, and family by not worrying about where you need to be and when.
Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center Today
Now that we have been cooped up in our respective residences for a year and a half, it would be nice to get out and make some new friends. But we aren’t out of the weeds just yet. There is still a long way to go before everything is back to normal. And until it is, virtual rehab programs will be used to supplement an already full slate of addiction treatment programs that have been available for some time. Telemedicine is convenient and less stressful than a typical outpatient program. There are fewer rules and restrictions on your time, and you can maintain your sobriety as well. It involves more than having a pizza delivered, but you get the idea. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer a range of addiction treatment programs like:
- Residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment
Our therapies include medication-assisted treatment, EMDR, CBT, animal-assisted therapy, holistic therapy, yoga therapy, and trauma therapy. We can be reached online or at 866.957.7885 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.