With drug use at epidemic levels throughout the country, treatment programs are overwhelmed with people in need of help. Telehealth platforms provide programs like GIA Miami a new way to communicate with patients to provide support and therapy. These types of remote approaches are becoming more common in the healthcare industry in general, particularly in the age of COVID-19.
Telehealth — sometimes referred to as “telemedicine” — connects people in need of treatment to addiction specialists that can provide it remotely using technology, specifically the internet and telephone. You may not be in the same room with a doctor or therapist, but that is about the only difference.
Among the telehealth treatment options we offer at GIA are:
In the telehealth program at GIA Miami, you can have a dialogue, ask questions, and do just about anything else you could do face to face.
There are many benefits to taking advantage of one or more of the telehealth services offered at GIA. Among these are:
Telehealth is an efficient, safe approach to addiction and mental wellness treatment for both providers and clients.
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At GIA, we understand that addiction results from a physiologic disorder, just like any other disease. Like in those disorders, it is often beneficial to use medication that can assist in their management. We use highly personalized medication-assisted treatment — or “MAT” — therapy to address the chemical imbalances that cause cravings to help our patients achieve sobriety and minimize the chances of relapse.
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Our medical team can prescribe medication as part of our telehealth program. In fact, in many cases, our patients report that they can get their medications more quickly and efficiently than through an office visit.
At GIA Miami, telehealth puts you in control of your treatment by giving you more options. And remember, you can still come in for visits when it is convenient for you. Telehealth just gives you another option when it’s not.
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