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MegaMeeting.com Helps Take Addiction Therapy to the Web

  (September 15, 2011)

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011

Recently The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders has implemented a new type of therapy using web-based video conferencing through MegaMeeting.com. When most people think about attending a therapy session, they picture themselves sitting in the same room as their therapist discussing life issues and struggles. This face to face interaction is extremely important in the healing process of the patient, as well as to help establish a bond between patient and therapist. What happens though when that patient moves out of town and can no longer attend in-person sessions; are they forced to start the process over again? Well, if you ask the staff at The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders, located in Logan, Utah they will tell you the answer is no.

With a majority of their clients being students of Utah State University, the staff at The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders noticed many of their clients were finishing up school before completing therapy. When students graduate they move on with their lives by moving back home or joining the workforce. When this happens the institute is forced to terminate treatment with their clients, leaving their clients with the decision to either quit therapy all together, or find another therapist and start all over again in their new place.

With the help of MegaMeeting.coms web-based video conferencing services, this is no longer the case. MegaMeeting.com has been able to provide the staff at The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders the means to continue individual and group therapy with clients who move away and still guarantee their confidentiality.


The features within the MegaMeeting.com service making this type of Mental Health Therapy possible at the institute include the ability to see up to sixteen live video feeds of session attendees and being able to hear therapists or patients through built-in audio, via toll-free conferencing or by the use of VoIP. The training departments and Board of Directors also take advantage of additional MegaMeeting.com features, including the ability to show PowerPoint presentations or their computer screens to attendees of online seminars.

According to Todd Freestone, Clinical Director at The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders, the benefits of using MegaMeeting.com dont just stop with client retention, It has also allowed us to be able to expand our reach and specialty to a nationwide clientele. We can use MegaMeeting.com to reach out to a variety of new clients, such as long haul truckers, those away on business trips or those that don't have the means or option of coming into our local office for therapy.

Choosing MegaMeeting.com for the low cost, secure conferencing connection and ease of use, The Institute for Research and Treatment of Addictive Disorders would also like to begin offering online seminars through the web-based video conferencing platform. This will provide a means for other therapists to learn more about The Institutes therapy model as well as a place to train them on how to use their unique addiction recovery model.

When asked to speak about their overall experience so far with the MegaMeeting.com service, Todd Freestone continued to say It has been a good experience with MegaMeeting. We have the ability to expand our locally and geographically isolated business to a nationwide marketplace. MegaMeeting.com also allows us to feel secure that our client's confidentiality is safe, and that we can talk about the sensitive and essential needs of our clients without fear of loss of trust or liability.

About MegaMeeting.com (http://www.MegaMeeting.com)
Founded in 2003, MegaMeeting.com is a leading provider of 100% browser-based web & video conferencing solutions complete with real time audio and video capabilities. Being browser-based and working on all major operating systems Windows, Mac & Linux; MegaMeeting.com provides universal access without the need to download, install or configure software. MegaMeeting.com web conferencing products and services include powerful collaboration tools that accommodate robust video & web conferences, including advanced features such as desktop/application sharing, i.e. Word and Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations without the need to upload any files. MegaMeeting.com is ideal for multi-location web based meetings, virtual classrooms, employee trainings, product demonstrations, company orientation, customer support, product launches and much more.

For more information please visit http://www.megameeting.com or call (818) 783-4311.

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