New Methods in the Recovery Process
The necessity of social distancing has led to innovations in telehealth services and virtual support. Most recovery support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery, have successfully transitioned to online platforms for meetings. Many people rely on these groups throughout their recovery. Online meetings allow them to continue the routine of sharing experiences, being part of a community and finding support through peers.
The Recovery Village at Baptist Health offers a free-to-use recovery room app so group members can continue recovery meetings in a private, confidential virtual space. Additionally, we offer telehealth services that connect clients to licensed therapists and addiction counselors who can provide evidence-based care remotely via laptop, tablet or smartphone.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also provides a comprehensive list of resources, support groups and tools that can help you continue your recovery during the pandemic.
Find the Help of a Professional
Addiction recovery is full of stumbles and difficult roadblocks, but finding peer and professional support can make the journey easier to navigate. If you or someone you love is struggling with sobriety during the pandemic, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health can help. Contact us today to learn more about treatment plans and programs that can work well for your specific situation.
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