New Recovery Program Targets Unmet Need for Opioid Dependency

recoveryReports from around the country have indicated another spike in substance use problems during the pandemic, with opioids being one of the main concerns. People struggling with an opioid dependency have typically been directed to one of two main options, daily opioid replacement therapy for maintenance, or a traditional detox and treatment facility. While both of these are vital life-saving solutions, there are still a number of people who cannot or will not choose either of those routes and are seeking other options.

Advanced Recovery Resources, LLC intends to help fill at least a portion of that unmet need with the launch of the Opioid Independence™ Program, which is a hybrid recovery model that combines online lessons with personalized service and guidance from recovery coaches, therapists and/or peer support specialists. An ideal participant would complete an online lesson, a group session, an individual session and attend a peer support group each week for 26 weeks. The full 6-month program is self-directed and allow people to create their own custom recovery support team.

“Our goal was to develop a model for recovery that is accessible and affordable for a longer-term engagement,” says Lucas Catton, CEO of Advanced Recovery Resources, “we didn’t want geographical barriers or a lack of private health insurance to keep people from getting a highly individualized recovery experience.”

Catton points out that the program itself is not treatment, but instead a recovery framework that includes the lifetime access to the online lessons and connections with specialized service providers who can help people design and navigate their own unique recovery plan. The independent provider network already includes the ability to deliver services nationwide and even internationally, and there is a growing list of therapists, recovery coaches and peer support specialists preparing to join as well. As providers identify the individual needs of their clients, they also connect them up with appropriate referrals for medical treatment.

To enroll in the online course, view a list of initial providers and find out more information, visit http://opioidindependence.com.

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