Marquette County Human Services Launches Platform to Support Individuals in Treatment and Recovery for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Issues
Rochester, New York, and Montello, Wisconsin, October 26, 2022 – CHESS Health, the leading provider of service-enabled technology supporting the addiction management and recovery lifecycle, today announced that Marquette County Human Services has launched the eRecovery solution to support patients combatting Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental health issues.
The CHESS platform includes a comprehensive set of digital tools and tech-enabled human support, creating patient-centered care for SUD, mental health services, and social support – all easily accessible through a smartphone. The program is especially needed in the wake of increased overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through Marquette County Human Services, individuals will have access to the Connections app from CHESS Health and 24/7 peer support to help reduce isolation, gain motivation, build confidence, and adhere to treatment and recovery plans. Individuals can also access CBT for Recovery, a suite of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) video vignettes with actors to reinforce the coping skills patients learn in therapy and from their providers.
“We are excited to offer the Connections app as a way to provide increased support to Marquette County residents living with substance use disorder and mental illness. It will allow residents to start their recovery while they are waiting for formal services and will give them access to more frequent points of contact,” says Dawn Woodard, Clinical Services Manager of Marquette County Human Services.
Marquette County Human Services supports individuals through a variety of programs such as an Outpatient Program, Intoxicated Driver Program, Crisis Services, Comprehensive Community Services, Community Support Program. They are located in Montello, WI.
“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 Marquette County Human Services – 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 Marquette County Human Services
Human Services strives to empower people of all ages to overcome barriers and live their best lives by offering a continuum of services to the residents of Marquette County including mental health and substance use treatment, child welfare, youth justice, children’s disability services, aging services, and public assistance programs.