Struggling with drug addiction? If you do not have a vehicle, you are probably wondering how you will get to a treatment program for regular sessions. Maybe your means of transportation is limited to public transit. In that case, one of the limitations might be finding a treatment center near the bus line; if you are ready to enter treatment, our knowledgeable staff can help you in managing your travel to our facility.
There are some options for travel to drug treatment, which might include:
- A ride from a family member
- Freeride serving downtown
Residential treatment and detox is the first step; once you are at the facility, you will be there overnight and will not being going home until you enter the next stage.
Your treatment program may involve the following type of visits:
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive Outpatient – IOP
- Outpatient – OP
So you will not need to consider transportation until you get to the next step of intensive outpatient (IOP), with several visits per week. (Partial hospitalization offers onsite housing in a home-like atmosphere.) However, there may alternatives to in-person treatment that you have not considered and may be extremely beneficial in overcoming your drug abuse issues.
There Are Other Options For Treatment
Have you considered that some therapies and treatments can be done through video conferencing after the detox stage? Telemedicine and teletherapy are options that you can use on the path to recovery from drugs. Teletherapy can be used for meetings with a therapist, group therapy, family therapy, individual counseling, and more. No information is stored in this method of treatment, so you can be assured of your privacy. After an assessment, you will be paired with a counselor to begin treatment. Your treatment plan will be customized to meet your unique needs, with the sessions relating to your level of care. A typical schedule for teletherapy sessions might be:
- Partial Hospitalization (PHP)- 5 to 6 hours per day 6 days per week.
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)- 3 hours per day for 3 to 5 days per week
- Outpatient (OP) – opportunity to attend a minimum of 1 group therapy session and 1 individual therapy session per week.
It is important that you receive mental health services as part of your drug addiction treatment. This therapy, although not in person, will still be respectful and compassionate and will be an important part of your recovery.
To access telemedicine, you will need a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with a connected camera and microphone as well as an Internet connection. You will register or sign up and then be assigned a counselor. Patients that qualify may have medically assisted treatment. Your counselor will be licensed to treat drug abuse issues as well as mental health. You’ll be able to access your telehealth treatment from any device that is connected to the Internet. Our therapists will consider your schedule, and your sessions will be at a time that is convenient for you.
You can participate in group sessions as well as individual; group sessions may be limited to less than 10 participants and will be customized for your needs. Your security will be maintained, with encryption and no storage of information from video sessions. Caring therapists will be using evidence-based therapies to help you on your path to recovery from addiction to drugs; they want your treatment to be as effective as possible. Your insurance will probably cover the cost of telemedicine; it is best to find out beforehand.
Don’t let your lack of transportation keep you from getting the valuable help you need in recovery from drug addiction. Your life can become better, as you grow and thrive with the knowledge made possible through therapy. Whether it is online through telemedicine or in-person after residential treatment, we can help you by providing new options for better choices.
You’ll learn that life without drugs can be meaningful and enjoyable, as new paths are opened up. If you are over 18, give us a call at (440) 253-9915; our counselors are here 24 hours a day to discuss your needs and to help you get started on the road to a brighter life.