Telehealth, also called telemedicine, gives patients the option to use technology to receive care from our office. Your appointments can take place via phone calls, videoconferencing, or text messaging. Telehealth enables patients to receive care without having to travel to our physical office. We are still able to send prescriptions or referrals for additional care, and patients can enjoy the flexibility of being able to schedule appointments that best suit their schedule.
While telehealth began in order to help people have better access to primary medical services, in recent years it has also been utilized for addiction treatment services. It provides an opportunity for people to seek help for their addiction, even if they do not live near a treatment facility, or if they find it difficult to commit to an in-person treatment program. Several studies have shown telemedicine and outpatient services to be an effective option for addiction treatment, even suggesting a lower risk of relapse due to the ease of access for appointments whenever they are needed.
Mental health issues are one of the biggest issues facing our society today. With the stigma often attached to these issues, less than half of all adults seek medical help for their symptoms. Mental health issues can take many forms, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Our psychiatry services help patients address their mental health issues in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
There are many different types of therapies within psychiatry. Depending on your symptoms and individual needs, your treatment program will be customized with counseling or therapy best suited to your situation, and may also include appropriate medications to help relieve your symptoms.
For people who are receiving treatment for an addiction, therapy will be the most important component of your journey. It helps you to not only address the ways that addiction has affected you mentally and emotionally, it also helps to uncover any underlying mental health conditions that may be contributing to your addiction. Over time, your therapy program will also help you avoid relapse by giving you healthy ways to cope with drug use triggers and cravings.
Detox is the process of getting all of the drugs or alcohol out of your system and is the first step in many people’s addiction recovery journeys. It is a program that helps to treat withdrawal symptoms so that they are much less severe and easier to deal with, increasing your chances of avoiding relapse. Unlike a traditional inpatient detox program, outpatient detox allows patients to still live at home during their treatment. This means that you are still able to go to work or school and take care of your family, all while getting the help that you need to recover from your addiction.
During treatment, you will typically be expected to visit our location every day, though some patients need fewer visits per week. Each appointment requires you to be at our facility for just 30 to 60. Most people complete outpatient detox in one week, though some may require 2 to 3 weeks. In addition, our outpatient program is much less expensive than inpatient programs, which makes it a good option for people with little or no insurance coverage for addiction treatment services.
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You deserve the life you want and we can help you find it. At Buckhead Behavioral Health in Atlanta, GA, we understand that the concept of addiction treatment might sound too time-consuming, that is why we strive to provide an array of services that are convenient for you and your lifestyle. Our telehealth service allows you to access help from anywhere while our outpatient programs let you receive treatment while still maintaining personal and professional responsibilities. To learn more about the services we offer and begin your recovery journey today, call us or visit our admissions page to get started.