Online Treatments

Online treatment provides convenient and private alcohol and drug addiction treatment by trained experts via the Internet. It offers many of the benefits of traditional treatment approaches, including group sessions led by addiction counselors, peer support and tools for recovery.  It offers flexible schedules, 24 and 7 support, and often the ability to take refresher courses going forward.

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LionRock (lionrockrecovery.com/programs)
This telehealth addiction treatment program provides online substance abuse counseling by live video conference and private social network Programs can be accessed from home and by mobile device. Clients meet with their counselors and peers in group and individual sessions and in Lionrock’s private social network. They stay connected with counselors 24/7 through scheduled mobile app check-ins. Group sessions range from 90 minutes to 3 hours, 1-3 times a week depending on the level of support needed. Individual sessions are 60 minutes once a week. The program is accredited by the Joint Commission, certified by the State of California and is covered by most private health insurers.  Private pay options are available for clients who qualify ranging from $200 to $1,880 a month.

ONLINE COUNSELING

Addiction Therapy Beyond Treatment (addictiontherapybeyondtreatment.com)
This skype-based or phone therapy for people in all stages of recovery is conducted by a licensed professional counselor and master addiction counselor with over 27 years of sobriety and active 12-step participation. He blends the 12-step approach with various other treatment modalities including cognitive therapies, mindfulness meditation, behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, skills training and more. The first consultation is free. Fees are $60 for an hour or $35 for 30 minutes. Reduced fees are available on a case-by-case basis.

Bright Eye Counseling (brighteyecounselling.co.uk)
This is an online counseling and psychology service for people having problems with alcohol, including those concerned with binge drinking. Rather than a 12-step approach, it uses a cognitive behavioral approach to help people develop their own solutions. After filling out a free consultation form, you will receive a personal assessment of your drinking and an outline of how they can help. A one-hour Skype video therapy session is US $87. The initial session is available at discounted rate of $47.00. Four sessions are available for $296.00.

New Horizons Hawaii (newhorizonshawaii.com/at-home-recovery-program/)
Skype counseling is available based on a non-12 step cognitive behavioral approach. It is provided by Mark Turansky, CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) with over 20 years experience and a member of the American Association of Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counselors. The cost is $750 for a 10 session program, one hour per session, which can be modified based on a client's needs.

Online Substance Abuse Treatment (OSAT) (onlinesubstanceabusetreatment.com)
Live online counseling: Three times a week over ten weeks, group members meet online under the guidance of an experienced addiction counselor to work on addiction recovery issues using cognitive therapy and the 12-Step approach. Counseling is available in 30 one-hour group sessions for $1,100 or 30 three-hour group sessions for $1,600. Meeting schedules are flexible.

Self-directed online treatment: A 30-45 day work-at-home program with 30 downloadable interactive workbook chapters plus 5 online tests. Each day a new chapter is available to download to your computer. Certificates of Enrollment and Completion provide proof of participation for family, employer or a judge.

OSAT follows up both of these treatment programs with 42 weeks of professional aftercare via online chat at no extra cost. You can also schedule live, one-on-one treatment sessions with an OSAT counselor for $95 per hour via Skype, telephone, text chat, instant messaging, or email.

Recovery From Addiction Ltd (recoveryfromaddictiononline.com/)
Online counseling and recovery support is provided by counselors who are accredited and have extensive experience at addiction treatment centers. Clients are guided through a process to help them understand why they became addicted and identify patterns that keep them stuck in addiction. A range of practical techniques and tools are taught to help them change limiting thoughts, manage their feelings, and overcome cravings. Counselling is conducted via a secure HIPAA-compliant video platform and includes optional session recordings.

Counselling packages cost $550 for five 50-minute sessions and $1,000 for ten 50-minute sessions. Individual sessions can be purchased for $115. Reduced fees are available on a limited basis. Payment is by PayPal or major credit cards.

Right Recovery (rightrecovery.com)
Right Recovery provides comprehensive substance abuse and addiction treatment completely online. It was founded by certified addiction counselors experienced in delivering addiction treatment both online and in residential facilities. Designed by a Ph.D. to be a full-service addiction treatment program, with 12-step or without, services are delivered via highly secure and encrypted video conferencing software. All individual sessions and groups are conducted by certified or licensed clinicians with experience in addiction treatment and they do not employ interns or peer counselors. Clients can access services from virtually anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.  For those in need of medical services, Right Recovery has a network of physicians who will treat patients online (telemedicine). Complete recovery packages including individual sessions, group sessions, educational classes and drug testing start at $499.99 per month. Insurance, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts often reimburse clients for out-of-network expenses. They currently serve residents in California and international clients.  They are in the process of expanding to other states in the U.S.

Workit Health (workithealth.com/)
Workit Health is a telehealth addiction intervention that treats heroin and pain pill addiction in California and Michigan. It consists of weekly online therapy plus buprenorphine (Suboxone) for $75 per week. Most Workit members have one or two in-person visits with physicians.  After their second appointment, they have weekly video chats with their doctor and continue therapy and treatment online with 24/7 access to a certified addiction counselor and online lessons.

International

Addictions Counselling Nottingham (addictionscounselling.net)
This UK-based addiction counseling and therapy service offers private telephone and online counseling via SKYPE. Counseling is provided by Andrew Harvey, a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and The Federation of Drug and Alcohol. Sessions are 50 minutes.  Initial 30-minute consultation is free.  Skype addiction therapy is $70 per session.

ONLINE PROGRAMS

Life Recovery Program (liferecoveryprogram.com)
The Life Recovery Program is a self-directed online wellness platform for individuals struggling with addiction. It consists of pre-recorded video-clips, behavioral contracts, supportive/informative downloads, e-mails, grounding techniques, eBooks and a forum moderated by a clinician for immediate support and resources. The program has been approved for many employee/court-mandated clients and proof of engagement and certificate of completion can be provided. The Foundation Program ™ (6-month access, 7 modules) is $629, The Advanced Full Program ™ (12-month access, modules 8-13) is $1200, or monthly fee option of $129. 

Online Alcohol & Drug Counseling Classes (onlineadcc.com)
This is online learning program combines evidence-based and 12-step drug and alcohol education. It is for low-risk, low-need individuals who do not need inpatient treatment or who have barriers to accessing treatment.  It is comprised of a 1-on-1 online evaluation with a certified drug and alcohol counselor; 24 online video classes provided by Sober101 via a smartphone, computer or tablet; and 8 video group counseling sessions in private confidential groups. Cost is $599.00. When completed you receive a certificate of completion that can be used for required DUI or drug-related education, pre-trial mitigation, and as a condition of/or to modify probation.

INTERACTIVE WEBSITES

Alcohol Help Center (alcoholhelpcenter.net)
The Alcohol Help Center is a free interactive web site dedicated to helping those who have concerns about their drinking. The goal is to promote interaction between people who have drinking problems and health professionals. The site offers free tools such as a test for people to check their drinking, an interactive and personalized collection of exercises designed to help you make important decisions about your health, a personal diary tracker, help in setting goals, a rewards program, an online moderated support group, motivational emails and instant messaging between program participants around the world.

Updated May 17, 2018