Groups opens 24 new offices in 2022, helping 20,000 people recover from substance use disorder

Substance use disorder treatment at Groups

In 2022 the Groups team served over 20,000 individuals with evidence-based, holistic treatment across 16 states. In a year when overdose fatalities reached a record high, despite treatment capacity growing because of telehealth services, Groups is proud to have demonstrated consistently strong clinical outcomes across both virtual and in-person services.

Groups Recover Together was founded in 2014 to serve individuals and communities impacted by the opioid epidemic by offering evidence-based addiction treatment, a holistic model, and a hyper-local presence. When COVID-19 forced an industry-wide shift to telehealth, Groups continued to invest in local communities. Today Groups operates 142 offices, many of which have opened since March 2020.

In 2022, our team opened 24 new office locations in high-need communities, particularly in rural areas where access to opioid addiction treatment services remains limited. This expansion included our first locations in Arizona, South Carolina, and Missouri. In addition, Groups’ “Return to Office” initiative yielded a widespread return to in-person services. 

Across in-person, virtual, and hybrid modalities, all Groups members receive access to the gold standard of treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. This treatment includes 

  • Weekly group therapy sessions with licensed, local clinicians
  • Medications to assuage cravings and treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Regular appointments with licensed physicians 
  • On-demand access to Groups’ Care Navigation team to support SDOH needs like housing, food, insurance and benefits, childcare, and more

“We recognize that virtual care is a preference for some and a life-saving necessity for others. Similarly, Groups knows that different treatment modalities will prove effective and engaging for individuals at different stages in their recovery,” explained Cooper Zelnick, Chief Revenue Officer at Groups Recover Together. “Regardless of whether a member is in recovery virtually, in-person, or in a hybrid of the two with us, the heart of Groups has always been a community of people with common problems seeking common solutions. With that in mind, we’re investing in technological solutions and physical community spaces that, together, ensure our members have the level of care they need to recover wherever they are and however they’re ready to engage with our community.”

In 2022, we impacted more members than ever before. Across Our 142 offices and our proprietary digital platform, Groups delivered nearly 72,000 hours of group therapy and performed nearly 12,000 biopsychosocial intake appointments. Through this work, Groups members achieved a total of nearly 420,000 weeks of abstinence from opioids, preventing countless overdoses.

Entering 2023, Groups remains committed to delivering value-based, outcomes-oriented care for all who suffer from substance use disorders — through our expanding network of offices and mobile app. Serving the nation’s most vulnerable individuals requires a commitment to holistic care, a passionate, dedicated team, and direct investments in high-need communities so that effective, member-focused addiction treatment can truly be made available to each and every person who needs it.