Foundations Recovery Network Adds Virtual Reality

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Innovative technology demystifies treatment by allowing clients to tour Memphis and Nashville locations from the comfort of home

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“With the rapid expansion of virtual reality technology, we immediately saw the potential to allow consumers to experience our programs remotely in a more robust way than traditional video tours,” said FRN’s Chief Marketing Officer Lee Pepper.

For years, virtual reality (VR) has been more promise than practical execution, with little impact on the average person’s life. But now those struggling with addiction or mental health disorders can use virtual reality to get a sneak peek at the treatment process. Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is charting new territory with the launch of virtual reality tours of their residential treatment location The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis and their outpatient facility Foundations Nashville.

From the comfort of their home, someone seeking treatment can take a tour via virtual reality and feel as if they are physically walking through that facility. It can be unsettling for someone to spend an extended period of time somewhere they’ve never visited. FRN’s new VR tours help ease some of those concerns by adding an element of transparency.

In a May 2016 article, Fortune.com showcased new ways companies are using VR technology to allow consumers to explore new vehicle models, check out seats at concert venues before purchasing tickets and reinventing amusement park rides.

“With the rapid expansion of virtual reality technology, we immediately saw the potential to allow consumers to experience our programs remotely in a more robust way than traditional video tours,” said FRN’s Chief Marketing Officer Lee Pepper.

FRN has plans to expand the program, providing VR tours for more of their 19 (and counting) locations in the future. To experience VR, Google Cardboard viewers can be purchased for $15 and other VR headset brands are also available. Even without VR glasses, the FRN website has an option to take a 360-degree tour of the facilities.

About Foundations Recovery Network
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. FRN is committed to providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education and research. FRN offers treatment programs in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Palm Springs, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Malibu, California; Atlanta and Sautee, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Detroit and Augusta, Michigan. Each facility focuses on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. For more information, visit FoundationsRecoveryNetwork.com.

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