Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Must Continue
Without access to recovery resources like medication-assisted treatment, support groups and harm-prevention services, long-term sobriety can be difficult. Many in-person options are no longer available, meaning people are missing much-needed support. Because of the stress stemming from the pandemic, there’s an even greater need for accessible treatment. However, treatment must also be safe to avoid transmitting coronavirus among patients.
Safety Concerns Over Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Some people may be second-guessing the safety of attending treatment while a virus is rapidly spreading throughout the country. However, health and safety remain a top priority at The Recovery Village at Baptist Health. At each of our South Florida facilities, we have:
- Increased sanitation and cleaning protocols
- Introduced face mask policies
- Required health screenings for clients and staff
- Suspended visitations
- Restricted offsite travel
We have also developed telehealth services to help new and existing clients. Our telehealth app connects people seeking addiction treatment to professional therapists and counselors, who can provide treatment without needing to meet at the facility. This allows people struggling with addiction to seek help anytime and anywhere.
Our free-to-use, private online recovery chat rooms can help people who have been displaced from in-person support groups. Any recovery support groups can use this tool to gather together virtually and safely continue meeting.
Choosing the Right South Florida Drug Treatment Facility
If you’re looking for effective and safe treatment during the pandemic, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health is an option to consider. We offer a full continuum of care, delivered by a multidisciplinary team that can treat addiction as well as any co-occurring mental health disorders. Our services are also covered under many local and national health insurance plans. Whether you choose our rehab center or a different one, make sure your facility is adapting to the pandemic with improved safety protocols and virtual treatment options.
Related: What to Consider When Choosing an Addiction Treatment Center
If you’re ready to begin the path toward lifelong health and sobriety, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about treatment plans and programs that can work well for your situation.
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