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The Impact, Challenges, and Promises of the Opioid Settlement Funds

The Impact, Challenges, and Promises of the Opioid Settlement Funds

Introduction  Every community in the United States has been touched by the opioid epidemic, which shows no signs of abating.  In 2022 alone, nearly 110,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of those deaths, an estimated 84,000 (76%) involved opioid drugs. The surge in opioid-involved overdose deaths has been…
Opioid settlement funding must be directed to justice-involved individuals with (SUD) to reduce crime and recidivism.

Directing Opioid Settlement Funds to Reduce Crime and Recidivism

Among the core strategies indicated for the proper utilization of the 2022 National Opioid Settlements is funding for the expansion of treatment programs for underserved populations, including justice-involved individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The need to focus on effective treatment and support for this often-overlooked population is abundantly clear.  According to the National Institute…
Digital interventions that support prevention and harm reduction strategies are reshaping the fight against SUD and overdose deaths.

The Vital Role of Effective Prevention and Harm Reduction Strategies for SUD

In 2023, the number of people who died from drug overdose in the United States in one year exceeded 112,000, the most significant substance use and overdose epidemic ever recorded. Drug deaths began to rise in 2020 with the onset of the worldwide pandemic. They spiked with the availability of increasingly lethal substances such as…

New eRecovery Enhancements Improve Provider Efficiency and Client Engagement

Committed to meeting evolving market needs, CHESS Health is thrilled to announce recent enhancements designed to save providers time, extend their reach, and reduce barriers to access for their clients. Part of the eRecovery solution, these user-friendly tools offer valuable benefits to providers and their clients. Let’s explore how each new feature and its benefits.  …
Nestled in the serene landscape of Menomonie, Wisconsin Aaron Bergh patrols the streets with a mission beyond traditional law enforcement. As a former patrol officer turned behavioral health officer for the Menomonie Police Department, Bergh's focus extends to reaching individuals grappling with various challenges in the community. Bergh's role centers on connecting those in need with vital resources for good health and peace.

Enhancing Diversion Programs with Powerful Community Connections

Nestled in the serene landscape of Menomonie, Wisconsin Aaron Bergh patrols the streets with a mission beyond traditional law enforcement. As a former patrol officer turned behavioral health officer for the Menomonie Police Department, Bergh’s focus extends to reaching individuals grappling with various challenges in the community. Bergh’s role centers on connecting those in need…
Alumni programs play a critical role in the toolkit for care providers. In addition to providing peer support for those more newly in treatment, alumni members are often the best source of referrals and brand extension for the providers.

Alumni Networks Offer Powerful Benefits

Alumni programs play a critical role in the toolkit for care providers. In addition to providing peer support for those more newly in treatment, alumni members are often the best source of referrals and brand extension for the providers.  Janelle Wesloh, who spent more than 30 years with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, is a…
CHESS Health’s Rewards module, part of the eRecovery solution

Boosting Recovery with Contingency Management

Kimberly Wooldridge recalls the story of a client at GRAND Mental Health in Tulsa, OK, struggling to afford presents for her child’s upcoming birthday. The young mother was participating in the facility’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD), and even though she was working, her basic living expenses were eating…
A simplified view for the Connections app displays only select features to help patients in recovery ease into using the powerful tool.

Introducing Simplified Connections App View

Individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) face multiple challenges throughout the journey. With every step, from the realization that treatment is needed to the day-to-day commitment to stay sober, people battling SUD can become overwhelmed with choices.  To reduce cognitive overload and enhance user accessibility, CHESS Health is introducing a simplified app view…

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