Amid recent regulations, seeking recovery may look different than it has in the past. This might seem like a good excuse to put off recovery, but your recovery cannot be put on hold. The longer you avoid seeking care under these unique circumstances, the more bad habits and behaviors you will develop. You also understand that recovery is not a routine that should be set in stone.
Quality recovery requires evolution and growth. You will need to make changes, make sacrifices, and take risks. Necessity is the mother of invention. As COVID-19 has ravaged the country, addiction professionals and recovery communities have adapted to the challenges we’re all facing.
Because of this, True Recovery has made the necessary adjustments to accommodate patients. Now it is your turn to make the adjustments needed to receive treatment.
Treatment is Still Here
Your challenges have not gone away, and neither have your treatment options. Your doctor, your therapist, and all staff at True Recovery comply with HIPAA regulations. As such, they have each made the necessary adjustments to continuing to provide the best care for you. You might need to go about getting treatment differently, but these new methods are no less effective than the old.
True Recovery has transitioned to utilizing the benefits of Telehealth. This format looks and feels different, but offers all the same benefits of in-person visits. Telemedicine provides face-to-face sessions where you can express your concerns to your doctor or therapist while still maintaining the importance of facial expressions.
This helps to provide better engagement because the remote aspect is cause for less distraction. During these visits, you and your doctor are focused on one another and can commit your full attention to each other. Telehealth offers the added convenience of not needing to drive anywhere or sit in a waiting room.
This is great if you live in a rural area where it is hard to make an appointment. Telehealth can be there for you 24/7 with on-site staff present to listen to you when you need it most. Since they comply with HIPAA regulations, all information is protected and remains confidential. Give Telehealth a try, and consider expanding upon these online opportunities.
You may even consider participating in online support groups and other various forms of online interaction. Check out Netflix watch-along, video games, etc. – there are many options for communication.
You deserve to be treated the way you want to be treated. Whether you have been in recovery for years or are just beginning, your voice, feedback, and needs are top priorities. The forum and format to receive help might have changed, but the care provided by doctors, therapists, and staff at True Recovery has not.
No matter what the forum, face-to-face or remote, you will always be heard. Sessions offered through True Recovery will provide a comfortable atmosphere to express and explore your values and priorities. These facets of recovery will never change.
The first step toward any new journey begins with acceptance. To take the next step, you need to first assess the environment around you. When you can accept that there are certain things out of your control or not compliant with your expectations, you can begin adjusting to the changes.
When you consider your current situation and accept that treatment will be this way for the foreseeable future, you will find serenity. This positivity will shift your frame of mind toward an optimistic outlook. You will finally discover a better attitude about the future. Work on acceptance.
Sit with your feelings, both negative and positive, and let them flow through you. During this practice, try to understand why you are having these thoughts and why you feel this way about certain things. The power of acceptance should begin to shift your focus from negative thoughts so you can see the positive side of things.
Your newfound positivity will allow you to view this time as an opportunity, rather than living in fear and uncertainty. When you present yourself with opportunity, you motivate yourself to pursue positive actions. Try to develop a different perspective when participating in Telehealth services or just interacting with friends online.
You are still who you are, and so are your doctors, friends, and family. As such, the process of socializing should remain meaningful. Enjoy the benefits of not having to drive to an appointment, and seize this time to create an atmosphere conducive to long-lasting recovery. Explore new avenues, get a new hobby, make new friends, and discover alternative ways of getting treatment.
True Recovery is built upon a foundation of discovering and practicing alternative treatment for patients suffering from addiction and mental disorders. The current pandemic is a call to keep exploring new ways to find treatment and put your recovery first. This is the great test of our time. Certainly, it will not be easy, but when you choose recovery, you stand to gain an entirely new way of life, filled with purpose. Understand that the only time you have is right now, so make the most of it. If you find it challenging to adapt to the new normal, now is the time to seek help. With 24/7 assistance, True Recovery is only a phone call away. To learn more, call us today at (866) 399-6528.