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Does Online Substance Abuse Counseling Work?

does online substance abuse counseling work?



Multiple studies show that getting help online is at least as effective as “in person” counseling.

VA’s Telemental Health Efficacy Surpasses Face-to-Face Encounters

“…The rapidly growing telemental health program of the U.S. Veterans Affairs health care system delivered more effective mental health services to nearly 100,000 patients than standard, face-to-face encounters during 2007-2010.” Learn more

Telemedicine No Less Effective Than In-Person Therapy For Vets With PTSD

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that’s just as good by videoconference. Learn more

Psychotherapy via Internet as Good as If Not Better Than Face-to-Face Consultations

“…Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zurich provide scientific evidence of the equal value of internet-based psychotherapy. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013

A Canadian study found that online therapy delivers the same satisfaction at slightly less the cost.

Patients in Ontario, Canada were assigned to face-to-face or live video counseling and experienced statistically the same clinical outcome and level of patient satisfaction. The only difference was that the cost of providing the online service was 10% less per patient. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, 2007

It’s no surprise to us that it works.

Over the past decade, our clients have told us the same thing. Listen to what a few of them had to say about us here.

Because they get help from the privacy of home, Lionrock clients start their sessions relaxed, and find it easier to discuss their problems. They feel it’s safe to talk. There’s no driving, no worry about seeing people they know at a local outpatient facility.

Lionrock clients find it easier to stay with treatment, because of flexible schedules that fit work and family commitments. They can even continue treatment while traveling.

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"More than a recovery program, I felt like I became part of a family."

- Arden, Lionrock client

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Our programs fit into your way of life, not the other way around. You keep your family and work commitments while you get help in our online recovery program.

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