How Video Calls Have Improved Treatment

Video Conferencing, Columbia Treatment Center

Telemedicine has been on the rise here in the U.S., according to this article and study in the International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications*. Tele-health offers new opportunities and reduces barriers for those seeking confidential care for substance use and mental health concerns. Treatment programs and counseling services are undergoing a digital evolution with video communication playing a vital role. This year, … Read More

Online Support Groups

Online Support Groups, Columbia Treatment Center (CTC)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a guide for treatment and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are strongly encouraging and promoting support groups during these times. If you cannot attend in-person groups due to social distancing guidelines, you can find some amazing resources online. Online Support Groups Online support groups are offered in a variety of … Read More

Quarantined with an Angry and Abusive Family Member?

Dealing with an Angry and Abusive Family Member, Columbia Treatment Center

Being isolated at home with family and other household members can be very, very stressful. It is very scary to be in a home with an abusive family member. On top of the recent quarantine due to COVID-19, domestic violence and abuse is rising worldwide. In fact, for many homes, the violence is becoming more frequent, more severe and more … Read More