DynamiCare Health, a Massachusetts-based addiction recovery technology company, today they launch their digital platform directly to those with substance use disorders and their families. DynamiCare’s platform helps to reinforce a person’s recovery from addiction by combining an innovative app with substance testing hardware, positive reinforcement, and telehealth coaching.
Almost 21 million Americans suffer from substance use disorders. Over 70,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017 alone and more than 80,000 people die every year due to alcohol misuse. While substance use disorders are preventable and treatable, only one in 10 people who need treatment receive it.
“Families often feel powerless when it comes to helping their loved one suffering from addiction,” said Eric Gastfriend, co-founder and CEO of DynamiCare Health. “DynamiCare empowers families to fully engage in the recovery process through encouragement and positive reinforcement.”
DynamiCare’s app provides accountability and motivation to support individuals and families through recovery. Members can check in and out of appointments and perform substance tests anytime and anywhere through connected breath and saliva tests. Additionally, members are matched with a telehealth coach who helps set goals, monitors progress, and tailors the technology to their needs. When a member achieves specific recovery goals, rewards are deposited on a smart debit card that blocks cash withdrawals and spending at bars and liquor stores. Stay tuned to this groundbreaking company as they continue to make strides in the recovery technology sphere.
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For more information, read the DynamiCare Health press release.