Groups Recover Together was founded in 2014 to make treatment for opioid addiction respectful, accessible and affordable. We empower our members to regain control of their lives through a combination of community support, outpatient weekly group therapy and medication to manage withdrawal using buprenorphine and naltrexone.
What differentiates Groups is the belief that long-term recovery from opioids is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach of traditional medical care. We approach fighting addiction as a team sport and provide each member with a care team that works together to ensure our members receive comprehensive, coordinated care. Our outpatient model is designed to fit into our member’s schedules so they can keep working and living a normal life. As a result, our outcomes reflect the success of our model and the commitment of our members with 73% remaining in treatment after 6 months, 90% attending group therapy each week and 89% abstaining from illicit substances each week.
Groups has grown to become the national leader in value-based care for opioid use disorder that is proven to help our members beat addiction and get their lives back. We have over 5,000 members seen weekly via our fully virtual care model and have physical locations across the country with additional openings planned in 2021.
Physicians with Groups oversee patient care, supported by dedicated office staff experienced in addiction treatment (including a full-time staff of licensed addiction counselors, office coordinators and assigned Regional Management). Physicians work on a part-time/ supplemental basis to manage up to 275 patients across one or more clinic locations (patients treated is dependent on compatible schedule availability and providers DATA 2000 waiver or “X waiver” patient cap designation- 30, 100 or 275). Because our clinical system is protocol-driven, prior experience in addiction treatment is not required. Our physicians (MD or DO) have diverse backgrounds ranging from primary care, to ER, Ob/Gyn, Anesthesia and Surgery (even Pathology!). Our National Medical Director, Dr. Gus Crothers, who maintains his Addiction Board Certification along with extensive personal experience working with Suboxone is available to provide guidance and consultation to those with less experience.
Assist in conducting intakes. Physicians see patients after they have already undergone an extensive evaluation by the counselor.
Monitor patients' clinical progress at regular group counseling sessions. Groups are run by specialized counseling staff; physicians participate by answering questions and managing patients’ medication dosing.
Authorize patients' prescriptions during monthly visits with patient panels.
Complete all notes and reporting in Groups EMR system within required timeline (providers receive full orientation/ training on Clinical Protocols before eligible to begin work with Groups)
We utilize strict protocols to guide clinical decision-making. We have also developed a unique, technology-driven and team-based clinical system that handles all day-to-day patient management and regulatory compliance. This allows physicians to focus exclusively on medical management.
Active State License/ DEA
DATA 2000 Waiver (8 hr online course. Earn CME credit.)
Active Medicaid Prescriber (In-State)
Current certification in CPR and first aid
Proof of TB status
This position requires completion of a voluntary health statement
Physicians make a limited time commitment of 5-20hours/month (potentially more if mutually available), based on their availability (including evenings and weekends).
We provide above-market hourly compensation of $200/hour for attending group therapy and for conducting new patient intakes. Groups are run by specialized counseling staff; physicians participate by answering questions and managing patients’ medication dosing. For intakes, physicians see patients after they have already undergone an extensive evaluation by the counselor.