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Online Treatment for Addiction

  • The Virtual or Online addiction treatment is the best option for the busy working females and also for the teenagers. A month in residential rehab may not be possible for businessman, working employees and corporate organizations. That is why we have created the India’s first fully comprehensive online addiction Treatment centre.

  • Our virtual outpatient addiction treatment programs run on a similar schedule as our in-person equivalent. Just like site-based rehab programming, virtual treatment sessions incorporate our patient-centered care approach with peer rapport and recovery support.

  • Patients can connect online to talk with a Doctor or clinical psychologist, participate in an assessment, or attend group therapy sessions.

The Potential Benefits of Online Treatment

  • Online therapy offers has some benefits over traditional face-to-face treatment:

  • People in rural areas or those with transportation difficulties may have easier access.

  • Many online therapy sites allow users to sign up with "nicknames" which can entice people who are embarrassed about getting services under their real names.

  • Most online therapy services cost less than face-to-face treatment.

  • Scheduling is more convenient for many people.

  • Studies show online therapy requires 7.8 times less of a therapist's time than face-to-face treatment, meaning therapists can often treat more people online than they can in-person.

  • Clients don't have to worry about seeing people they know in the waiting room.

  • It can be easier for some people to reveal private information when they're sharing it online.

  • Addicted Individuals with anxiety, especially social anxiety, are more likely to reach out to an online therapist.

The Potential Drawbacks

  • Online therapy isn't for everyone. Here are some potential risks and drawbacks:

  • Online therapy isn't meant for people with certain problems or conditions such as suicidal intent or psychosis.

  • Without being able to interact face-to-face, therapists miss out on body language and other cues that can help them arrive at an appropriate diagnosis.

  • Technological issues can become a barrier. Dropped calls, frozen videos, and trouble accessing chats aren't conducive to treatment.

  • It can be difficult to form a therapeutic alliance with someone when meetings aren't face-to-face.

  • It can be difficult for therapists to intervene in the event of a crisis.

Treatment Process

Before commencing with drug and alcohol abuse treatment, you will undergo an intake evaluation from an addiction counseloror mental health professional. This assessmentwill take into account self-reports of substance abuse, medical records, blood testing, and more. The person will gather as much information as possible regarding:

  1. Patterns of drug or alcohol abuse.

  2. Medical history.

  3. Mental status.

  4. Physical problems or conditions.

  5. Vital signs, such as blood pressure.

  6. Past detox or rehab experiences.

  7. Living conditions, financial situation, and legal status.

  8. Violence or suicide risk.

  9. Cognitive, sensory, or physical disabilities.

  10. The person conducting the evaluation will use this information to help create an individualized treatment plan tailored to suit your needs. This treatment plan may involve.

  11. Habit forming by early wakeup, Meditation, Spiritual teachings and holistic treatment done.

  12. Activities, such as yoga, exercise and nutritional counseling

  13. Lectures and videos on the topic of addiction are given to patients.

  14. Group activities, fun games, role play and motivational activities done.

  15. Individual therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT) or contingency management.

  16. Group counseling and individual counseling by counselors.

  17. Peer support meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

  18. Family therapy sessions.

  19. Relapse prevention and craving control management training

  20.  Training on anger, stress management and behavioral modifications

  21. Medication management for some months

Recognize that you need help and reach out.

Admitting that you need help and that you have a substance abuse problem is half the battle. Many people struggle with denial and don’t want to admit that they’ve lost control of their behavior. If you think you might have a addiction  problem, you can consult the Medical professionals which use to identify substance use disorders. These criteria include:

Having strong cravings and urges to use

Wanting to cut back or stop using but being unable to

Using the substance in larger amounts for longer than you intended

Neglecting other parts of your life because of substance abuse

Using substances even when it puts you in danger

Continuing to use even when it causes relationship problems

If you determine that you have a substance use disorder based on these criteria, reaching out to a trusted friend, family member, or addiction treatment professional and asking for help is a great first step to getting sober.

Finding the right treatment program.

There are many different types of addiction treatment programs and no single solution is right for everyone. As such, it’s important to find treatment that effectively addresses your needs. Consider the following factors when selecting an addiction treatment program:

Research-based and evidence-based treatment:A good addiction treatment program will have a positive track record with successful outcomes for clients. Drug detox and rehab programs that provide services and therapies based on research and evidence are much more likely to provide high-quality and effective treatment. These types of programs will give you the best chance at sustaining your sobriety and preventing relapse long after rehab is over.

Level of treatment services:Depending on the degree of your addiction, you may need to complete various levels of treatment to achieve lasting sobriety. For example, if you are severely addicted or have relapsed several times, a medical detox and residential rehab program may provide the best support. On the other hand, if your addiction is very mild, you may be able to do well with an intensive outpatient program (OPD)

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