Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health Launches Platform to Support Tribal Members in Treatment and Recovery for Substance Use Disorder
Solution from CHESS Health provides 24/7 peer support for Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health
Durant, Oklahoma, May 25, 2023 – CHESS Health, the leading provider of evidence-based digital health solutions for substance use disorder (SUD), announced today that Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health has launched the eRecovery solution to support tribal members with SUD.
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 need for private, immediate help available through SUD resources. CHESS Health’s eRecovery solution, which includes the Connections app, helps individuals reduce isolation, build confidence and adhere to a treatment and recovery plan.
“Our tribal members are private individuals, so being able to help them on their recovery journey with an app on their phone is a pivotal tool for our counselors,” said Lacey Callahan, Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health Grants Manager. “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 individuals 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 Choctaw Nation Behavioral Health – 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 The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 208,000 tribal members and 11,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity. For more information about the Choctaw Nation, its culture, heritage and traditions, please go to www.choctawnation.com.