The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the importance of finding ways to connect virtually, and there are numerous reasons besides a pandemic that someone might not be able to leave their home to receive addiction treatment. For example, you may be:
- Unable to leave behind a job or your family
- Content with a supportive home life
- Experiencing medical issues that keep you homebound
Our online IOP also allows us to reach first responders around the country who might not otherwise be able to stay with us in California.
Online group therapy on the road to recovery
In our experience, the most effective way to work towards recovery in a virtual environment is through group therapy. First Responders First’s group therapy is aimed at facilitating grief and loss, trauma resolution, skill-building, and self-care. With the guidance of our trained clinicians, you will be able to heal alongside your brothers and sisters from the comfort of your own home.
Most importantly, you are far more likely to connect in our group therapy sessions as opposed to other treatment programs, because you will be surrounded by first responders just like you.
How does virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment work?
We want to make your process of joining our online IOP as smooth as possible. Here’s what you can expect:
Sign-up and pre-screening
You’ll go through the same admissions process as any other first responder interested in joining us. We’ll help you determine if you qualify and verify your insurance.
To get started with our Admissions Director right away, you can call us at (888) 252-5767 to start your pre-screening!
Online Group Therapy Details
Once you’ve been accepted to the program, we’ll get you set up for regularly scheduled Zoom video calls with your group. We use a hybrid in-person/online program, so some of your group will be on campus with us at The Ranch and others will be online.
Virtual Therapy Schedule
Your personal therapy schedule will depend on the level of care needed. Some of our first responders start with a Monday-through-Friday schedule, meeting five days a week. As treatment progresses, sessions will decrease to four days a week, three days a week, etc.
Group sessions typically last from 9 am to 3:30 pm with breaks and lunch throughout.
There’s no reason to put your recovery on hold
With our online group therapy designed for first responders, you no longer have to wait on recovery just because you can’t visit an intensive outpatient program in person.
If you’re ready to learn more and get started with our virtual IOP and group therapy, call our Admissions Director at (888) 252-5767 or contact us online for more info. First Responders First is here for you.