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Lionrock Recovery Earns Accreditation From The Joint Commission for Its Online Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for People Who Struggle With Drug and Alcohol Addiction

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lionrock Recovery, a provider of Online Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Lionrock Recovery has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission. "Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend Lionrock for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."

Lionrock Recovery and its nationally-certified team lead a wide-range of Online Intensive Outpatient Program group therapy sessions that conform to U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) standards.

Lionrock uses state-of-the-art online video conference technology, encrypted for security and streamed in high-definition video (at 960p, comparable to the latest HDTVs at 1080p). All communications are handled by a HIPAA-compliant information system.

"Delivered entirely online, Lionrock Recovery's innovative addiction treatment program offers a level of access and privacy previously unavailable," said Lionrock CEO Peter Loeb. "In concert with this innovation, achieving accreditation from the Joint Commission demonstrates Lionrock's commitment to a standard of care consistent with addiction treatment's "Best Practices," continued Loeb.

About the Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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 delivered. Lionrock offers an Online Intensive Outpatient Programs (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-accredited 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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