Lionrock Recovery Names Carol Colleran to Advisory Board

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Pioneer in Addiction Treatment for Older Adults to Advise Innovative Online Addiction Recovery Startup

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“Lionrock’s online intensive outpatient program gives people in early recovery, who require extended care, the privacy and convenience they need to continue treatment after they’ve returned home from primary care treatment”, said Carol Colleran.

Lionrock Recovery, the leader in online intensive outpatient programs for alcohol and drug addiction recovery, today announced that Carol Colleran has joined Lionrock’s Advisory Board.

Carol brings deep experience in the addiction treatment field to Lionrock. Over her 25-year career, Carol pioneered the development of addiction treatment for older adults. Beginning as a counselor at the Hazelden Foundation, she retired as an Executive Vice President at The Hanley Recovery Center, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Finding time in retirement to consult in addition to helping Lionrock, Carol is assisting Pine Grove Behavioral Health, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the development of its new addiction treatment program for older adults, the Pine Grove Legacy program.

As a member of Lionrock Recovery’s Advisory Board, she will provide guidance to Lionrock Recovery and its intensive outpatient program for addiction recovery, which is delivered by secure, high-definition, online videoconference technology.

“Lionrock Recovery will benefit enormously from Carol’s experience as an award-winning innovator in the treatment of addiction in the older population. We couldn’t be more pleased that she has agreed to share her knowledge and experience with us as Lionrock delivers its game-changing online model for intensive outpatient addiction treatment,” said Peter Loeb, President and co-founder of Lionrock Recovery.

“Lionrock’s online intensive outpatient program gives people in early recovery, who require extended care, the privacy and convenience they need to continue treatment after they’ve returned home from primary care treatment”, said Carol Colleran. “Lionrock is bringing a much-needed innovation to the addiction treatment field.”

Carol served as a member of the Center for Substance Abuse Task Force for Treatment in Aging and Substance Abuse, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Expert Panel for the Older American Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assistance Center. She was named to SAMHSA’s National Advisory Council, which advises, consults and makes recommendations regarding the agency’s programs and policies.

The author of numerous articles, and co-author with with Debra Jay of the field's definitive guidebook, Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence, Carol has also produced videos in cooperation with The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and participated in the award winning PBS video series, "The Doctor Is In," produced by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Carol has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

As a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Task Force of the National Council on Aging, she helped develop the 1999 "Engaging the Aging Services Network in Meeting Substance Abuse and Mental Health Needs of Older People."

In 1988, Carol participated in a comprehensive study, "Under the Rug: Substance Abuse and the Mature Woman," for the Center of Alcohol and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York, where she was a member of the advisory board.

Carol currently consults on program development at the Pine Grove Legacy Program, offering residential addiction treatment to adults over 60 years old at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Lionrock Recovery offers a “Best Practices” Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) delivered online by secure videoconference. To ensure privacy, Lionrock videoconferences are encrypted using the global standard for security (128 bit AES), and all communications are handled by a HIPAA-compliant information system. Lionrock’s certified addiction counselors lead group therapy sessions that include addiction education, support for family members, and family counseling to help family members join together in recovery.

“Lionrock’s Online IOP provides therapy, education, and support at a level that’s comparable, and even exceeds, the quality of work done in many outpatient, and some residential, addiction programs,” said Roland Williams, Chairman of the Lionrock Recovery Advisory Board, and Acting Clinical Director.

About Lionrock Recovery
Lionrock Recovery makes getting help for alcohol and drug problems easier by combining serious addiction treatment with the convenience and privacy of online therapy. Lionrock offers an Online Intensive Outpatient Program (Online IOP) for those seeking recovery treatment and aftercare, Lionrock’s Family Matters Program for their loved ones, individualized treatment plans for clients which meet their specific recovery needs, and offers “best practices” treatment that conforms to U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) standards. Nationally-certified addiction counselors lead all group and individual sessions. Lionrock Recovery uses state-of-the-art online videoconference technology, encrypted for security and streamed in high-definition video, to provide an experience that is safe, secure, easy to use, and in harmony with the high standards of Lionrock’s clinical practices.

To experience a Lionrock Recovery session, please visit: http://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-intensive-outpatient/
To learn more about Lionrock Recovery, please visit: http://www.lionrockrecovery.com

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