Healthcare-technology company WEconnect
Health Management recently announced a partnership with Indiana’s
oldest recovery home, Progress House, to use technology to support its
residents in recovery from substance use disorders. With WEconnect,
residents will have the ability to stay connected and accountable with
Progress House staff and their recovery stakeholders.
Every year, 23 million Americans seek treatment for drug and alcohol
addiction and more than 80 percent of patients relapse after treatment.
The addiction crisis has impacted Indiana tremendously. Treatment
programs, such as Recovery Housing, are a crucial step on the path to
long-term addiction recovery. However, of Indiana’s 92 counties, 63 of
them do not have recovery housing, making it increasingly important to
support the recovery homes in operation throughout Indiana.
WEconnect’s innovative app supports recovery homes and reduces relapse
rates by providing comprehensive and reliable tracking metrics to
improve treatment beyond the initial 30-day program. The app utilizes
contingency management, the most effective standalone treatment
technique for substance use disorder. This behavioral therapy has
historically been costly and time consuming, but WEconnect has made it
affordable and easy to implement.
“Addiction recovery is an ongoing journey,” said Darrell Mitchell,
Progress House CEO. “This partnership with WEconnect Health Management
allows us to provide our residents with an additional layer of
evidence-based resources and support systems to further their path to
WEconnect provides patients with an online network of support after they
leave treatment facilities, setting up easy check-ins with counselors
and offering activities that support continued recovery. WEconnect
positively reinforces those verifiable recovery activities with vouchers
and rewards. WEconnect also monitors treatment plan routines and
identifies the risk of relapse before it happens so a patient’s personal
support networks and providers can intervene. Together, these techniques
have been proven to reduce relapse rates.
WEconnect was co-founded by tech entrepreneur Daniela Luzi Tudor and
former French Open Champion Murphy Jensen to provide a resource they
felt was missing from their own recovery journeys – a technology
solution that is both empathetic and data-driven.
Currently, 25 of the 148 men living in Progress House have access to
WEconnect’s app. Progress House is hosting a fundraiser
in June to cover the cost of providing all patients access to the
app. WEconnect advisor Scott Gorman will be delivering the keynote.
Gorman is a nationally recognized interventionist who worked with the
National Football League for five years and the Indianapolis Colts for
“I am so grateful that WEconnect Health Management is able to partner
with Progress House,” Gorman said. “Throughout my 17 years of
involvement with Progress House, nothing has been more evident than
their commitment to saving lives, a mission that we share, and one we
look forward to growing within this partnership.”
The app includes several key features that are proven to reduce relapse
rates by addressing the primary reasons for relapse:
Identifying Relapse Before It Happens – Proprietary Relapse Risk
WEconnect’s patent-pending algorithm provides real-time updates on
patient risk to their support team so they can step in and provide
extra help in critical moments.
- WEconnect’s patent-pending algorithm provides real-time updates on
Positive Reinforcement for Treatment Plan – Location-Verified
WEconnect incorporates an innovative contingency management-based
rewards system, which has been shown to improve abstinence by 17
percent vs. control groups. GPS verification ensures
- WEconnect incorporates an innovative contingency management-based
Helping Treatment Center Staff Improve Outcomes – WEconnect Data
Designed for treatment center staff, the WEconnect dashboard
allows the care team to view group and individual progress
including predictive indicators for patients who are at high risk
- Designed for treatment center staff, the WEconnect dashboard
First released in 2016, the app is currently used by thousands of
patients across the United States.
About WEconnect Health Management
WEconnect provides evidence-based addiction recovery technology to
reduce relapse rates, save lives and support healthy communities.
WEconnect reduces relapse, keeps individuals accountable, connected to
community support and helps them thrive in recovery. For more
information on WEconnect, visit http://bit.ly/WEconnectProgressHouse.
About Progress House
Progress House is the oldest and largest Recovery Home in Indiana.
Founded in 1961 by a group of individuals recognizing the need for a
recovery center in Indianapolis, it now homes 148 men in recovery from
substance-abuse disorders. Progress House offers complete immersion in
the recovery process. Not only are residents fed and housed, but they
also have structure, supervision and systems of accountability while
being supported in their journey to remain sober. To learn more about
Progress House, visit https://www.progresshouse.org/.