Telehealth vs. In-Person Addiction Treatment: Which is Better?

Telehealth vs. In-Person Addiction Treatment Which is Better - TransformationCare

When it comes to finding the right addiction treatment, we’re not going to try to sell you on one kind of program or another. The only rehab program that will work is the one that’s a good fit for YOU. Some people do better with in-person addiction treatment while others thrive from telehealth, and some really need residential, for example. Here’s a guide to help you understand the different kinds of rehab and the benefits of each.

What is Telehealth Addiction Treatment?

Telehealth is an online form of medical care that you can do from anywhere. You can log into your phone or computer and get help that you need. While it started out as something that counselors and psychiatrists were willing to do, the pandemic made telehealth explode. Now, you can even get addiction treatment via telehealth.

The benefits of telehealth are obvious: If your schedule is crazy, you don’t have to worry about missing an appointment: You can go to your appointment from home, work, the car, or wherever you need to be. You will be able to meet with your doctor or your group online and experience treatment virtually.

Telehealth offers the same level and quality of treatment that you get in person. For example, you may have a dual diagnosis that is making it hard for you to stay clean. Telehealth can uncover and treat that. Or, maybe you have buried trauma that keeps sending you towards drugs and alcohol. You can heal your trauma from your home with telehealth. Even if you need medication, your doctor can prescribe it and have you pick it up at the pharmacy.

What is In-Patient Addiction Treatment?

In-patient or residential addiction treatment (aka rehab) is when you opt to stay with us at our property in the South Bay. We offer in-person detox and residential addiction treatment that allows you to live here while you come off of substances. You’ll get 24/7 professional support, but while living in a place that feels like a comfortable home. It couldn’t be further from a soulless hospital or institution.

If that won’t work for you, we also offer out-patient programs that allow you to come to get treatment during the day and go home at night. We even offer one for people that work the grind of a 9-5 job with our nighttime outpatient program

Whichever kind you choose, treatment consists of meetings with your doctor on site, group and individual therapy, recreational activities, and more.

Should I Go to Rehab?

If you’re stuck in a routine where you have to work, take care of kids, etc., you may want to start by trying to get clean and sober through telehealth. It’s a small step that you can take towards changing your life, and if you decide you’re ready, you can move up from there in terms of how intense your treatment will be. 

But, if you think you’re ready for an in-patient program, then you should bite the bullet and do it. Spoiler alert: People who don’t need to go to rehab don’t wonder if they need to go to rehab. Going to treatment can give you the time, space, and tools you need to get clean and stay that way.

You might even be surprised by how easy it is to take time off work for treatment. For more information on your rights when it comes to addiction treatment and your job, click HERE.

If you’re still not sure and want to talk it out with us, give us a call. We’re here to listen and can give you recommendations that have helped our friends and clients in the past. It just takes one call, so what are you waiting for? 424.339.0965

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Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
 
 If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.