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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…
Extending therapist support 24/7

Skeptic to Advocate: Extending Therapists’ Support

It was a Friday evening and Jerrica Evans and her husband, Scott, were driving home after a long week at work. The two therapists are employed by the Southwestern Regional Day Report Center (SRDRC) in West Virginia. It’s an isolated, rugged, and rural landscape spread across the rumpled foothills of the Appalachians and marked by…
Innovation and technology to provide SUD support

Maximizing Opioid Settlement Impact

As state and local officials across the United States search for innovative, evidence-based approaches that meet disbursement criteria for the $54 billion in opioid settlement funds that flow through the year 2038, one direction is clear. Given the strain on our behavioral healthcare system, the use of proven technology must be a part of the…
A Family Resource Practioner’s Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

A Family Resource Practitioner’s Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Breann Hudson lives and works in a place most Americans associate with otherworldly happenings – New Mexico’s Chaves County is home to the city of Roswell of flying saucer fame. Hudson, however, is all too familiar with the county’s worldly ills – twin cycles of blinding poverty and addiction. This sprawling, arid county is home…

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