It’s been a dream of mine for over 10 years to provide substance abuse treatment online. I have been operating my own outpatient treatment centers for substance use disorders for over 20 years. Back in 1991, when I saw a website for weight loss, I knew it would be something people would respond to for substance abuse treatment. In those days, the cost to get an online program off the ground was prohibitive. Today, with technology advancing so rapidly and the costs of providing this technology decreasing, the time has come.
To see this dream come true is astonishing. Over the past year, my business partner, Maria Gross, and I have been spending inordinate hours preparing for this opening. We believe to have developed a program that will provide effective, quality-oriented and affordable treatment for those who choose to obtain treatment services online as opposed to face-to-face treatment or in addition to traditional outpatient treatment. We strive to provide you with the best team of clinicians possible in an atmosphere of respect and genuine warmth. I am always available to hear your suggestions to improve our services. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I have developed Chat2Recovery to bring you all the experience and wisdom for effective treatment that I have accumulated over the years. My weekly blog will provide a forum to share these experiences, communicate interesting news from the industry, and to gain more inspiration from your comments. Please join me in this journey.
Nick Lessa, LCSW-R, CASAC, MA
President and Clinical Director