Renaissance Ranch

The Benefits of Online Classes for Families

Dec 23, 2023

Inpatient rehab may provide more direct care. Although outpatient treatment can be the more flexible route to go, this type of treatment still requires individuals to attend part-time programs outside of the home. Not every family has the ability to take time away from personal priorities to receive the in-person care they need to cope with an addiction that is affecting their family. Fortunately, many individuals can benefit from participating in online classes. 

Choosing to move forward with an online intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) program with Renaissance Ranch can be a more effective way to learn new helpful strategies to cope with addiction as a family. Virtual care can also be a more convenient route to take moving forward together. Therefore, family members can still manage responsibilities from home as well as balance treatment at their own pace as a family. 

Life Before Virtual Care

Addiction not only affects the individual facing challenges with substance dependency but their family members as well. For instance, a family may be negatively impacted by their loved ones’ negative behaviors related to their addiction. Negative behaviors related to their addiction may include; lying, stealing, manipulation, and gaslighting. Some individuals are unfortunately unaware of their behavior as their main focus is on the substance. Other stressors within the family may consist of: 

  • Financial strife
  • Emotional instability
  • Impaired relationships
  • Environmental distress
  • Co-occurring mental health conditions

How Do Online Classes for Families Work?

Virtual treatment can be a highly convenient option for families who respond better from the comfort of their home environment. A family may receive services through their telephone, e-mail, conferences, and video chats. This can all be done at home through the internet and remote devices.

Depending on the treatment facility chosen, many individuals receive the same type of care as one would in person. Different programs may be offered with various hours and unique requirements. A family’s schedule may differ from others due to their specific needs. For example, interactive sessions may consist of: 

  • Family therapy sessions
  • Take home assignments
  • Relapse management
  • Learned coping strategies
  • Direct mediation

Which Families May Benefit the Most From Virtual Treatment?

Based on a Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs: Assessing the Evidence author manuscript, an IOP may be an alternative choice to residential or inpatient rehabilitation programs. Virtual care can be an even more complementary choice for families who are facing challenges with substance use disorder (SUD). 

Some families, especially larger families, may feel hesitant to move forward with addiction treatment due to their busy lifestyles. It may already be difficult for some individuals to manage their everyday tasks, let alone balance other priorities such as their health, schooling, work, and parental responsibilities. 

Although outpatient treatment provides the flexibility needed for individuals who still need to commit to specific priorities, just like other forms of treatment, it may not be the best treatment option for everyone. Focusing on an online IOP can be highly beneficial for families as everyone comes together at the end of the day. Thus, families may be more likely to participate in ongoing progress. 

Value of Online Classes for Families

Based on a recent study by Elsevier, many individuals have presented strong satisfaction with telehealth/virtual services today. Although virtual care does not provide an in-person experience, the efficient quality of care and minimized costs have led to increased telehealth integration. 

Taking online classes saves a family from driving back and forth with their family. This can be a serious hassle due to gas prices, time on the road, and time spent away from other responsibilities. Many individuals and even providers have enjoyed the positive features that online treatment currently offers. Taking online classes can also serve as a complementary treatment to other forms of care as well. Benefits of virtual care for families in need may include: 

  • Pure convenience
  • Efficiency
  • Communication
  • Privacy
  • Comfort 
  • Accessibility
  • Cost-effective
  • High-quality experience

Getting Started With Online Classes at Renaissance Ranch

Not every family is aware of online opportunities that are available to the public today. Taking time to research a helpful facility and speaking with a specialist can be a wise choice in moving forward with addiction and mental health treatment for families. Everyone deserves to heal. For family members who are on the verge of giving up, different virtual services such as IOP services and individual therapy can help.

Renaissance Ranch offers free virtual classes for individuals who are 18 and older and are facing challenges with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. It has been estimated that approximately 80% of individuals have an increased likelihood of maintaining long-term recovery when all family members engage in the treatment plan at the same time. Our online platform is simple to follow for a more convenient experience. We here at Renaissance Ranch understand that addiction is a progressive yet chronic and potentially fatal condition for some families. Our online support walks their members through the process to give a more personalized experience. 

Here at Renaissance Ranch, we now offer an online IOP program in which we have taken proven treatment methods and created an online Intensive Outpatient Program to enable EVERYONE to get the help they DESERVE. Our sole focus is helping individuals recover from the disease of addiction through our faith-based approach while combining evidence-based practices. We understand the pain of family members who are dealing with addiction. We are here to give you hope through recovery resources and solutions that work. If your family is facing problems with addiction, our team is here to help you every step of the way. Call Renaissance Ranch at (801) 308-8898 to learn more.