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03/20/2012-ATIN- A couple of veteran entrepreneurs fresh from selling their successful solar power firm are launching an innovative distance treatment initiative backed by one of the addiction treatment center, alcohol rehab and drug rehab industry's most experienced clinicians and program designers. Lionrock Recovery, where Peter Loeb and Iain Crabb have teamed with founding Bayside Marin clinical chief Roland Williams, has

built what it describes as a "best practices" Internet-based, video conferenced outpatient treatment product. Lionrock is far from the first to try and harness the Internet in an attempt to vastly reduce costs and potentially close the

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"treatment gap," which is the gap between those who need addiction treatment services and those who are actually getting it. (The gap is only partly a result of affordability, with many addicts simply choosing to remain addicted no matter availability of care.) Before he turned his attention to treating the rich at treatment's high end following his record breaking $130M Sierra Tucson purchase in 2005, CRC Health Corp. founder Barry Karlin was highly focused on the treatment gap and what he called the potential of "telemedicine" generally. CRC's eGetGoing was a multi-million dollar attempt to replicate the multi billion dollar success of efforts like distance education - Apollo Group's online Phoenix University, etc..- which ultimately went nowhere for CRC. Other centers, like Hazelden, have also brought out Internet-based products, but these have tended to be focused on delivering some level of aftercare or follow up. With highly secure, and much cheaper off-the-shelf conferencing product available, Lion Recovery, whose offices overlook the legendary Google campus in Mountain View, CA, is making a new bet on distance treatment.

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written by Bree Wakefield, May 28, 2015
Awesome article, thank you.
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written by Jerry M. Goffman, Ph.D., May 12, 2012
Just became aware of your service. I too am hyped on video conferencing for providing mutual support counseling. This is a new dimension for Batterers Anonymous which was the first mutual support counseling venue for batterers dating back to 1980.
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written by Shariful Islam, March 20, 2012
Dear MrSir,

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