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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.

The Epidemic of Loneliness and its Risk to Recovery

Loneliness, a widespread phenomenon permeating modern society, has emerged as an epidemic with far-reaching consequences. This pervasive condition affects a substantial population segment, presenting a growing concern in our modern world. It goes beyond the mere absence of social contact, constituting a deeply subjective perception of being alone, feeling disconnected, and lacking meaningful relationships or…

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Justice-Involved Populations

Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 65 percent of the United States prison population has an active substance-abuse disorder (SUD), pointing to that fact that treatment and recovery from SUD should be a foundational consideration in how the justice system operates. In order to address both the crisis of substance use and…

Contingency Management for Substance Use Disorders: Myths vs Facts

Contingency Management (CM) can be an impactful approach to address SUD and addiction. It is an evidence-based therapy that positively impacts substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcomes. CM can improve medication adherence, and treatment retention and help people abstain from many addictive substances, even methamphetamine. Still, some myths remain. Myth: Contingency Management does not work.Fact:…

Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use Disorder

Recovery from both SUD and mental health issues can be challenging, but fortunately, we’re here to help people recover from both. As the leading technology provider supporting the addiction management and recovery lifecycle, CHESS Health offers evidence-based programs that foster meaningful connections on the lifelong recovery journey.

How to Improve SBIRT to Address Substance Use Disorder

SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment) is an evidence-based tool to help address the crisis of substance use disorder (SUD). SBIRT programs have helped medical professionals, social workers, counselors, and community leaders: Given recent study findings from SAMHSA (the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) that 94% of people with a…

Substance Use Disorder: Top 10 Words Used in Media in 2022

In response to the urgent public health crisis, journalists across the United States have explored myriad stories related to substance use disorder (SUD). As we reviewed this news coverage for the past year, we noticed that certain words appeared repeatedly. As we share these Top 10 words, we hope to advance the understanding of SUD so that together, we can continue to forge solutions.

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