CHESS Health is dedicated to helping more people get into treatment and find meaningful connections that enable them to achieve lasting recovery from Substance Use Disorder. Real and lasting recovery is why we do what we do.
The Troubling History of Substance Use Disorder Our relationship with substances has been documented for centuries. Many substances, including opium, cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol were used for medicinal and religious purposes, and only later devolved into recreational use and overconsumption and dependence. Today, this has led to about 4.2 million people who meet the criteria…
The path from initiating treatment for addiction can feel lonely and frightening. To help, many organizations are partnering with individuals who have gone through treatment themselves to ensure that new clients with substance use disorder have someone to turn to—someone who has been through a similar experience.