California Company Fills Void With Space-A Confidential Online Therapy for Post-9/11 Veterans; DoD-VA Remain Paralyzed by Wave of Substance Abuse Cases

Service members and post-9/11 veterans can now get online drug and alcohol treatment without placing their careers at risk. A civilian company from California is offering space-available no-cost therapy via online technology, a treatment option not yet offered by VA and DoD. Enrollment is being offered now on a first-come-first-serve basis. A recent report issued Sept. 17, 2012 by the Institute of Medicine found 50 percent of active duty soldiers reported themselves as binge drinkers. Thousands of other troops are addicted to oxycodone, benzodiazepines and psychotropic (PTSD) drugs which are prescribed by military doctors at record levels, often in place of other non-pharmaceutical therapies. DoD and VA have failed to hire enough mental health providers and addiction specialists to meet the demand of the more than 2.5 million troops who have served in combat since 9/11. (Lionrock)

Online Addiction Treatment Program Offers Free Therapy To Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans

After more than 11 years of continuous war, VA and DoD leaders have failed to hire enough mental health and substance abuse providers to meet demands. Thousands of veterans and troops going without care and remain at critical risk for suicide and other lethal harms like car crashes and toxic drug overdoses.

by Sandra Evans
Lionrock Recovery, Dec. 13, 2011

(Mountain View, CA) Lionrock Recovery, a new online addiction treatment company that uses state of the art video conferencing to provide outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, has launched its services with an offer of free treatment for U.S. military veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Peter K. Loeb, CEO and Founder, whose personal experience dealing with addiction in his immediate family led him to create the company, said: “I know the heartbreak of alcoholism and drug addiction. I lost my sister to addiction, and almost lost my daughter to it too. Our Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have served America bravely, and some will return struggling with addiction. At Lionrock, we want to show our appreciation by reaching out to help.”

Peter K. Loeb, Lionrock CEO

Veterans wishing to participate in the program, which provides treatment they can access from the privacy of their own homes, need to contact Lionrock Recovery by calling 760.994.4990 or visiting

Lionrock Recovery’s Lionrock Intensive Outpatient Network (LION) is an online treatment program offered by secure video conference which will revolutionize outpatient treatment for addiction. Combining serious addiction treatment with the convenience and privacy of getting treatment online, LION will make it easier for people struggling with addiction to get the help they need.

Lionrock clients stay connected to their lives while they heal, putting recovery lessons to work in their everyday lives right away. LION is safe and easy to use, offering great picture and sound quality. Combining this technology with Lionrock’s top addiction counselors creates a ‘best practices’ addiction treatment experience for Lionrock clients – from the privacy of home.

Lionrock Intensive Outpatient Network features:

● Serious Addiction Treatment Online From Home
● Encrypted, HIPAA-Compliant, Information Systems and Video Conference
● Best Practices Expertise
● Top Addiction Counselors
● Customized Treatment Plan For Each Client
● Morning and Evening Sessions

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