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Online Drug Counseling

by James Heller 30. December 2009 12:35
Addiction counseling serves several purposes in drug treatment.  Simplified, it first provides guidance to patients in how to live without drugs, followed by being a resource for aftercare to treatment.  Online drug counseling can benefit patients by delivering these services to them in their homes.

Addiction counselors must always have information at their fingertips, ready to provide it when needed by a patient.  As a guide they can offer writing assignments or educational materials, and as a resource provide a list of sober living homes or medical facilities.  Without a computer a sufficient variety of material would be cumbersome and hard to organize, especially in Southern California.

It is both time-saving and critical that addiction counselors save resources in a computer address book and on their browsers.  Anyone who has been a counselor knows that when a patient agrees to enter sober living for aftercare, time is of the essence.  So the information must be retrieved quickly so the patient can make immediate plans and commit to them.

Online drug treatment adds a benefit for counselors with knowledge in technology.  Individual and group counseling sessions can be conducted over secure links.  Counselors can send files to patients during sessions, as well as receive them.  Patients can also go back and review sessions after completion, unlike live sessions that are finished when they’re finished.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles has been diligent in our efforts to maintain the highest technological standards available.  By staying up to date with the latest hardware and software, and maintaining exacting standards to comply with HIPAA laws, we are always ready to offer the latest forms of treatment to our patients.  We plan to use our technology to provide online treatment to many of our patients in the near future.

Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles provides addiction counseling during medical detoxification as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare in alcohol and drug treatment.  If you or a loved one needs help with drug addiction or alcohol dependence, please call us now at 888-777-8565 or contact us here.

Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.