Guardian Virtual

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Guardian Virtual, an innovative online intensive outpatient program (IOP), was strategically and expertly designed to increase accessibility to addiction treatment across the United States. Currently available to residents of Florida, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Colorado, Guardian Virtual aims to extend its reach to all 50 states within several years. 

Our virtual programming currently includes: 

Adult Substance Use Disorder (SUD) IOP and OP

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • New Jersey
  • Colorado
  • Florida

Adolescent SUD IOP

  • New Jersey
  • Maine

Adult Primary Mental Health IOP

  • Maine 

The inclusion of virtual care into our available treatment services was driven by the need to overcome traditional barriers to treatment access. Virtual programs offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing individuals to receive comprehensive care regardless of geographical location or mobility constraints. This is particularly vital for remote or underserved areas, where access to quality care is often limited. 

Our unique virtual format caters to the busy schedules of modern life. We enable individuals to integrate treatment seamlessly into their daily routines without the need for extensive travel or time away from work or family. The privacy afforded by virtual sessions also reduces the stigma sometimes associated with seeking treatment, encouraging more people to reach out for the help they need. 

By leveraging advanced technology and innovative therapeutic approaches, Guardian Virtual not only broadens access but also ensures a high standard of personalized care, making effective treatment a reality for many who might otherwise go without.

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About Our Virtual IOP

Guardian Recovery’s virtual IOP addresses common barriers faced by many seeking professional substance use disorder and mental health treatment, such as financial constraints and the challenge of reliable transportation. This expansion is vital in combating the increasing number of accidental drug-related fatalities nationwide and improving the quality of life for those dealing with addiction and co-occurring issues. 

Guardian Virtual operates through Sober Peer, an AI-powered mobile health app, which aids in making treatment more accessible and maintains connection and accountability for those newly sober. Our approach offers unique advantages, especially for those who cannot easily travel to receive clinical care. The virtual treatment model also helps prevent individuals from disengaging with treatment prematurely, thereby improving long-term outcomes and reducing the risk of relapse.

Our virtual program is particularly beneficial as a step-down level of care for those who have completed detox and residential treatment. It allows individuals to continue receiving quality care for substance use and mental health disorders while rebuilding their lives. Moreover, the affordability and potential coverage by national health insurance policies make this virtual program a cost-effective alternative to traditional residential care.

Designed to mirror in-person care, Guardian Virtual offers a fully immersive treatment experience. Our program’s technology platform is integrated to provide a seamless continuum of care, creating an environment that feels more like entering a treatment center than just logging into an online meeting.

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What Does Virtual Treatment Look Like?

The comprehensive nature of the virtual programming matches that of traditional, in-person treatment. It includes medication management, psychiatric visits, drug testing, and innovative features like a breathalyzer connecting to the client’s cellphone and geofencing to mark high-risk locations.

Our virtual treatment program utilizes AI technology alongside real, licensed clinical staff. IOP group sessions are held four times a week in 3-hour sessions, and the program includes weekly individual sessions for personalizing treatment plans and setting goals. Additionally, Guardian Virtual encompasses a weekly family support group and a step-down outpatient program for ongoing individual and group sessions.

Guardian Recovery’s commitment through Guardian Virtual is to ensure that practical help is accessible to anyone struggling with substance use, regardless of their circumstances, genuinely meeting clients where they are.

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Virtual Treatment Services 

Guardian Virtual offers a comprehensive range of services designed to provide effective and accessible treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health concerns.

Services available through the program include:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Structured and intensive treatment sessions conducted online, designed for individuals requiring a high level of care.
  • Individual Counseling: One-on-one therapy sessions with licensed therapists to address personal challenges and develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Group Therapy Sessions: Facilitated online group meetings where clients can share experiences, offer support, and learn from each other under professional guidance.
  • Family Support Groups: Weekly sessions that involve family members, focusing on building a supportive environment for the client at home.
  • Medication Management: The supervision and management of medications, ensuring they are used safely and effectively in the treatment process.
  • Psychiatric Services: Access to psychiatric assessments and treatments for co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Drug Testing and Monitoring: Regular drug testing to support recovery goals, using innovative tools like a breathalyzer connected to the client’s mobile device.
  • Geofencing Technology: A feature that allows clients to mark high-risk areas; notifications are sent to therapists if clients enter these zones.
  • Step-Down Outpatient Program: A less intensive phase of treatment for those who have completed the IOP, offering ongoing individual and group sessions.
  • Relapse Prevention and Long-Term Recovery Planning: Strategies and tools to help maintain sobriety and prevent relapse in the long term.
  • Educational Workshops: Sessions focused on educating clients about addiction, mental health, and strategies for maintaining recovery.
  • Aftercare Planning: Assistance in developing a comprehensive plan for continuing care and support post-treatment.
  • 24/7 Support and Crisis Intervention: Round-the-clock availability of support for emergencies or urgent care needs.

Each of these services is tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals in various stages of recovery, ensuring a flexible and comprehensive approach to treatment.


Do I have an Addiction issue?

Disclaimer: Does not guarantee specific treatment outcomes, as individual results may vary. Our services are not a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis; please consult a qualified healthcare provider for such matters.

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Guardian Virtual stands for innovation in behavioral healthcare, offering a range of comprehensive and accessible services tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you seek intensive outpatient care, individual counseling, family support, or long-term recovery planning, our virtual platform provides the flexibility and support necessary to facilitate your journey toward comprehensive wellness.

We invite you to take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. Reach out to us today to explore how Guardian Virtual can empower you or your loved one in the journey to recovery.

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Reviewed professionally for accuracy by:

Ryan Soave


Ryan Soave brings deep experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified trauma therapist, program developer, and research consultant for Huberman Lab at Stanford University Department of Neurobiology. Post-graduation from Wake Forest University, Ryan quickly discovered his acumen for the business world. After almost a decade of successful entrepreneurship and world traveling, he encountered a wave of personal and spiritual challenges; he felt a calling for something more. Ryan returned to school and completed his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. When he started working with those suffering from addiction and PTSD, he found his passion. He has never looked back.

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Cayla Clark

Cayla Clark

Cayla Clark grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and graduated from UCLA with a degree in playwriting. Since then she has been writing on addiction recovery and psychology full-time, and has found a home as part of the Guardian Recovery team.

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