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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.


Substance Use Disorder (SUD) By the Numbers

The need for SUD counselors is expected to increase by 15% by 2030 – with only a 3% increase in supply creating an even bigger shortfall of healthcare providers than we have today

The Pandemic within the Pandemic

Overdose Deaths Rise Sharply During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Compounding the Already Significant Challenges of SUD and Health Equity

The Importance of Never Being Alone

Recovery is hard; the journey is full of twists and obstacles, some expected and some unforeseen. Over time, with experience and confidence, individuals in recovery get better and stronger at navigating the journey and bypassing or overcoming the obstacles.

CHESS Health’s Connections App: Protecting Patient Privacy

Supporting recovery and protecting patient privacy are not mutually exclusive. Despite this, a recent study highlighted potential concerns with 10 SUD apps, many of which are start-ups with funding from the venture and private equity markets, as well as the federal government.[i]  The findings are certainly cause for concern: many of the apps may be misusing or inappropriately sharing sensitive user data, including the consistent access of unique identifiers.

Opioid Crisis Settlements: An Opportunity to Expand Access to Technology-based Recovery Supports

These funds will make it easier for mental health provider organizations to implement technological solutions to better deliver care in the absence of in-person meetings and scale to meet the growing need. Connecting with others has been a mainstay in recovery programs, and technology can facilitate this while social distancing is in play. Investments in technology also support increasing Peer Engagement Specialists’ reach who need modern communication methods to remain connected to clients.

Kathy Carroll, Leaving a Legacy of Innovation For Those In Need

For so many, this year has been more than challenging. As we headed into the holidays we thought that, perhaps, this was it and that a new year—a better year—was just around the corner. Sadly, we begin this final week of 2020 without our friend, peer and highly esteemed colleague Dr. Kathleen Carroll.

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