Brandywine Counseling & Community Services Launches Platform to Support Individuals in Treatment and Recovery for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder

Solution from CHESS Health provides 24/7 peer support in Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware, August 15, 2023 – CHESS Health, the leading provider of evidence-based digital health solutions for substance use disorder (SUD), announced today that Brandywine Counseling & Community Services (BCCS) has launched the eRecovery solution to support patients struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or behavioral health issues. BCCS is an organization in Delaware addressing the complex needs of families and individuals facing SUD or mental health disorders, their co-occurrence, and the secondary issues related to substance misuse and mental illness.

Individuals in treatment and recovery will now have access via their smartphones to a team of certified peer recovery digital support specialists and a robust set of tools, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The program is especially needed in the wake of increased overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic increase in synthetic opioid abuse.  CHESS Health’s eRecovery solution, which includes the Connections app, helps individuals reduce isolation, build confidence and adhere to a treatment and recovery plan.

“BCCS is proud to usher in technology-based innovations to Delaware’s recovery communities,” says Lynn M. Morrison, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at BCCS. “Our partnership with CHESS Health enables us to support individuals throughout their journey, day or night, no matter where they live.”

“It’s essential that recovery support reaches patients where they are,” said Hans Morefield, CEO of CHESS Health. “That means getting support tools like the Connections app in individuals’ hands as they leave treatment facilities, start outpatient care, or even pre-treatment. We’re proud to partner with the team at BCCS – the perfect complement to our technology.”


About CHESS Health

CHESS Health is the leading provider of evidence-based digital health solutions addressing the individual and societal crisis of substance use disorder (SUD). Solutions are offered in partnership with healthcare providers, community organizations, state and local government, and health plans. CHESS Health solutions span the entire lifecycle of SUD management―from prevention and intervention to treatment and recovery―and are proven to help more individuals enter treatment, improve patient retention, reduce the risk of relapse, and lower the overall cost of care. Through CHESS Health’s current partnerships, statewide initiatives have been implemented across New Mexico, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.chess.health.

About Brandywine Counseling and Community Services
Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities.  BCCS programs and treatment services enhance quality of life by creatively providing Education, Prevention, Early Intervention, Treatment, and Justice-Involved Services. It is with integrity that BCCS promotes hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental illness, substance use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnosis, and their related challenges.

BCCS is a recognized leader in its fields of services which include, but are not limited to, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), integrated treatment services including an Infectious Disease Clinic (HIV and HEP-C), a perinatal health program for pregnant women in treatment, mobile medical outreach and treatment services including a Syringe Services Program (SSP) and STARS (a mobile unit offering medical and clinical assessments and MAT), a state-wide Naloxone distribution program, Peer-Based Recovery Support Services, and Title X family planning services. BCCS programming also includes targeted care management, justice-involved treatment, assessment, and re-engagement services through DUI and drug court diversion programs, anger management education, and a comprehensive series of education and prevention programming targeting youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Most recently, BCCS has implemented an array of homeless services focusing on state-wide street outreach and linkage services.