What is the Virtual IOP Program?
With the use of cutting edge technology, we can now provide state licensed and accredited Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care for Substance Abuse and Dual-Diagnosis via the internet.
Recovery Advocates, LLC, d/b/a The Lakehouse Recovery Center, in response to the Coronavirus Crisis, has created a statewide Intensive Outpatient treatment program for Substance Abuse online. The program offers comprehensive Telehealth care via the internet to clients. Anyone, anywhere who has access to a computer, tablet or smartphone can now access online outpatient treatment for drugs and alcohol, though they may be hundreds of miles from our center.
Clients may utilize insurance for services if applicable. Without brick and mortar overhead costs, our online Outpatient Program is considerably lower than Residential Programs as well as other non-virtual Outpatient Programs.
Referred to generally as “Telemedicine,” but has been limited to individual therapy and psychiatric evaluations, the Recovery Advocates model will offer comprehensive non-residential treatment services to men and women suffering from drug and alcohol dependence throughout the state of California.
Until now, these services, which typically include individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, case management, drug testing and varied workshops, are only available to those who can visit a clinical office where they are offered. But with our Virtual IOP Program, we are offering those same services in your home, in your sober living, or wherever you have internet access.
This affords the opportunity for any client to receive the services that they need as well as reduce any safety issues or anxiety around having to enter an in-person group environment. We will be using the ZOOM app which is a HIPAA compliant platform.
How It Works:
Client executes standard intake paper work detailing services, Rules and Regulation Agreements, HIPPA and Liability Protections, and schedules an online biopsychosocial evaluation with our clinical staff.
Client is emailed a weekly schedule which he or she agrees to, along with a HIPPA compliant link to our Portal. Utilizing their home or office computer, tablet or Smart Phone, the client simply clicks on the link when ready to join either a group, an individual session with a counselor, therapist or psychiatrist, or guest lectures and a variety of entertaining recovery related workshops.
Similar to Skype or FaceTime, the client and clinician will be able to see each other, face to face, via the internet. Clients can join groups as well, with each participant able to see and hear each other. Groups will be facilitated by Certified Drug & Alcohol counselors and master’s level therapists.
If you’re in need of drug and alcohol treatment, you can now seek help from the safety of your own home with our online outpatient treatment program.