Dr. Jeff De Flavio, Groups Recover Together, on Pioneering Addiction Treatment
Today, I had a chance to chat with Dr. Jeff De Flavio, Founder of Groups Recover Together. Groups Recover Together is the leading provider of value-based opiate addiction treatment, and was founded on the mission of making treatment for opioid addiction respectful, accessible, and affordable. Groups has over 60 locations and has over 6000+ patients per week in treatment.
In this episode, Jeff shares his founder story: why and how he built Groups to treat opiate addiction. We discuss the origins of the opioid crisis in the United States, why group therapy is a core tenet of treatment addiction, and what is required of other stakeholders (e.g., health systems, government) to fix one of the most troubling systemic healthcare issues facing our country today.