Webinar - New Resources for Behavioral Health and Justice Professionals to Help Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Build Recovery Capital: Digital Health Technologies

Thursday Jun 28, 2018 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm EDT
Event Description: 

The Bureau of Justice Assistance leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team, invites you to this no-cost webinar on June 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, to learn how using Digital Health Technologies can help individuals enter, navigate, and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse.

About the Topic

For many individuals with a substance use disorder, finding a source of support is essential to the recovery process. There are many pathways to recovery that can help people enter into and navigate systems of care, remove barriers to recovery, stay engaged in the recovery process, and live full lives in their communities. However, traditional treatment and recovery models are unable to meet the needs of many individuals needing services, especially in rural areas of the country. This has led to the development of innovative approaches that take advantage of the pervasive use of computers, mobile phones, and other forms of technology to reach individuals who are at the highest risk of needing (but unable to attain) services. Technology offers one more avenue by which treatment and recovery support services can be provided, thereby increasing participation and decreasing the likelihood of relapse.         

This webinar will:

  • Identify barriers to accessing recovery support services.
  • Discuss how mobile technology and the internet play a role in reducing barriers.
  • Review research on the benefits of using technology for recovery support.
  • Showcase technologies being used to deliver recovery support services, improve disease management, and improve health outcomes.


Nancy Roget, Executive Director, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, University of Nevada, Reno.

Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
Bureau of Justice Assistance
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Groups audience: 
- Private group -