The most abused substances in our country include alcohol, cannabis, stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines, along with opioids such as pain pills or heroin. Substance use disorders are very destructive to people struggling with these challenges. Not only that, but they are also destructive to their families, friends, closest loved ones, and society as a whole.

People will begin to abuse substances for a variety of different reasons. It can begin because of guilt, shame, denial, or many other underlying emotional traumas. Many people who are abusing substances will try to successfully use drugs or alcohol at first. For example, they will try only using at certain times or only having so much of their drug of choice. This may work for a small period of time but will inevitably end in failure and relapse. According to SAMSHA:

In 2018, nearly 1 in 5 people aged 12 or older (19.4 percent) used an illicit drug in the past year, which is a higher percentage than in 2015 and 2016.

We know from direct experience that video counseling is beneficial for a wide array of struggles and challenges that men and women face, including Substance Use Disorders. When someone finally decides to take the necessary steps to get themselves clean and sober, they will need a lot of help along the way. This is where a psychotherapist can come into play.

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Video Therapy for Substance Use Disorders is Becoming More Popular

By using a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, therapists help to create the best plan of action for breaking free from the cycle of destruction that comes with addiction. Psychotherapy teaches healthy ways of coping instead of hiding behind a substance. As you grow more confident in what you are doing for yourself, a psychotherapist can help you work through the all the newfound thoughts, behaviors, and feelings you are experiencing when you’re sober.

While traditional face-to-face counseling and therapy is always needed, it may not be available to you at this time. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept over our nation and quarantined all of us to our homes. The great news is there is still a way to receive the counseling you need while staying at home. Video therapy for substance use disorders is similar to traditional therapy and comes with all of the same benefits.

Benefits of Online Therapy for Addiction

Teletherapy takes all the best practices of traditional therapy and delivers them via any device with video and internet capability. There are many different devices and apps that allow you to participate in video counseling such as laptops, desktop computers, tablets, or smartphones. Video counseling has proven to be a highly effective way to get long-lasting therapeutic results.

Video counseling even has many advantages to traditional therapy such as allowing you to have more flexibility for scheduling appointments. A big plus is that you can engage with your virtual therapist from the comfort of your very own couch. It also reduces the costs of traveling and the time spent on commuting to and from your therapist’s office.

You don’t have to go it alone

Anything that you might need to see a therapist face-to-face for, you can also do remotely through video counseling here at the Counseling Center for Growth & Recovery. When it comes to online therapy for treating addiction, we can reach you anywhere and at any time with the proper guidance and support to build a lasting recovery. Life can be incredibly challenging, and we all need support from time to time.

Substance use disorders are a problem that needs to be handled with great care and professional help. For any mental health concerns, remote therapy can be a great approach for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out for a confidential and free consultation.