Groups Recover Together implements Owl Labs technology to make distance disappear for Americans struggling with substance use disorder


COVID closed offices, schools, governments and led to a dramatic increase in fatal drug overdoses. In response, Groups Recover Together accelerated its virtual offering, bringing life-saving treatments to those otherwise completely isolated from care. Groups serves more than 140 communities across the country and today more than 30% of members live 50 miles or more from a Groups office.

“This is about meeting our members where they are. With Owl Labs, we’ve created an immersive and engaging environment filled with meaningful moments,” said Cooper Zelnick, Groups Chief Growth Officer.

Groups has also developed unique and immersive training programs to support and empower clinicians to use technology to deliver people-centric care.

“When I first saw this Owl cam in the middle of the group room, I wasn’t sure what to think,” said Diana Norkus, group counselor in Richmond, KY. “But soon members were talking about it as if it were part of our group.”

As the pandemic recedes, a nationwide conversation about the future of telemedicine is unfolding.

“We are thrilled to be able to use Owl Labs’ technology to focus on an issue that affects so many people in the community,” said Frank Weishaupt, CEO of Owl Labs. “Our products allow people to connect with each other, even if they can’t all be in the same room.”

In the United States, only 1 in 5 people with opioid addiction receive treatment. Groups remains committed to bringing healthcare to rural communities across the United States in person and virtually through Owl Labs technology.

About Groups Recover Together:

Groups Recover Together meet members where they are recovering from chronic addiction in more than 140 communities across the country. Our industry-leading treatment model combines drug-assisted treatment (MAT) with face-to-face and virtual group therapy, built on the foundation of harm reduction and personalized support for health-related social needs. Learn more at or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitterand YouTube.

About Owl Labs:

Owl Labs is the first company to develop AI-powered 360-degree video conferencing solutions for hybrid organizations. Its suite of products makes meetings more inclusive and collaborative by leveling the playing field between remote and in-room participants. The company’s flagship product, the Meeting Owl® 3, is the first WiFi-enabled 360-degree camera, microphone and speaker that automatically zooms in on the speaker. Owl Labs has raised $22 million in funding and is based in Boston with remote and hybrid employees around the world. To learn more, visit


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