Saying that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world is an understatement. In the past three years, COVID-19 has overturned the lives of many people. Rich and poor, young and old, COVID-19 has affected everyone in one way or another.
This pandemic has altered our day-to-day existence -from the way we worked, the way your children or yourselves have studied and gone to school, even to the way people interacted -social distancing and wearing masks have been the trend since day one. With all the social distancing that people have been told to do to avoid contracting the virus, people have shifted and now have led a virtual life. Yes, people were already living “a virtual life,” but not like this.
Mental health conditions have worsened during the pandemic. Disorders such as anxiety and depression have sadly increased in number. Amid COVID-19, you might have experienced extreme emotions from stress to anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness.
People with tobacco or opioid addiction problems have experienced worse outcomes; increased substance use disorders have been reported because of people with higher risks of severe complications from COVID-19 due to their addiction weakening their immune systems.
Sadly, addiction does not go away because of the crisis. In fact, because of people practicing social distancing and isolating themselves, more people with addiction issues are in a more precarious position than ever before. Because of the required quarantine or isolation, alcohol consumption and illegal drug use have increased dramatically. The latest reports confirm that the current pandemic has been no exception. This is, unfortunately, no surprise. As the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently indicated, confinement brings with it the craving to use alcohol and drugs to cope.
The lethargy that quarantine brings, the apprehension created by the global health crisis, your concern and worry about loved ones, and the doubt about the future contribute to the desire to use substances. Luckily, Roots Through Recovery’s Virtual IOP is designed to get you the help you need remotely.
What Is A Virtual Outpatient Program?
Why not take advantage of what technology can and is doing for you, right? By removing barriers such as location or scheduling constraints, Roots Through Recovery’s Virtual IOP can cater to the care you need and deserve! Since this is a time when we are expected to have little to no physical contact with others, a virtual IOP is a blessing from the skies!
Roots Through Recovery’s Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program is intended to replicate the face-to-face experience of getting the treatment you need using technology. Suppose you have a laptop or a smartphone with a camera and a steady internet connection. You can already participate in a HIPAA-compliant health platform, whether this is an individual therapy or a group session. There is no need to travel just to see your therapist at our clinic. This service is offered at night to cater to more people who work during the day, parents or even students. You will get the care you need while in the comfort and safety of your own home.
With this global health crisis in our midst, virtual IOP therapy is a suitable alternative. Whether you need help in combatting addiction, or are reintegrating into your new life and beginning new routines after your residential treatment, one of our virtual IOP is an option you should consider. Roots Through Recovery’s virtual IOP treatment are equally compatible with clients who have already spent time in a residential program and those who are just starting their recovery journey with us for the first time.
4 Features Of Virtual IOPs
According to studies, telehealth programs are as effective as face-to-face interventions. This is also critical for people who are not able to travel to see us due to issues like scheduling, transportation issues, or geographic concerns.
It is essential that we prepare you to transition back into your previous self, your previous home, and your community. Roots Through Recovery is dedicated to providing you with the best quality service to make sure that you are able to work on yourself whilst in treatment and while you are re-engaged to your home and community at the same time.
With these in mind, here are four features to enrolling in a virtual IOP:
- Since participating in the virtual IOP, you will have more hands-on time to work on your life skills. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to your self-care, reconnecting with your family and friends, and creating new routines.
- Because you are instructed to reduce physical contact with others, the increased virtual connection you will have with your intensive outpatient group can be a tremendous opportunity for developing your support network.
- Since Virtual IOP lacks the residential component, intensive outpatient care is less costly than comprehensive inpatient care. Even if many of the same range of treatments are offered at both programs. Since this is offered online, this brings down other costs considerably as well.
- A virtual intensive outpatient program is something you can do on your time and around your current schedule. This means that you can accomplish your regular tasks from work, school, family, or social obligations and maintain your privacy while doing so.
Virtual outpatient care isn’t right for everyone. But if you are struggling with addiction, there is no better time than the present to get help. And Roots Through Recovery will be here to help every step of the way. Addiction is a disease that thrives in isolation. And although too many may not see this as a priority, breaking the cycle of addiction is more significant now than ever before. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate. Find out more about our virtual IOP by using our secure online form or calling us at (562) 362-4065. The help you need is just a few clicks away. Call us NOW.