Despite years of research identifying addiction as a chronic disease, current treatment models continue to fall far short, driving astronomical costs for payers and providers. Technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen peer coaching relationships, enabling better support for individuals living with the disease to help them manage and sustain their recovery long term.
A lack of standards and evidence-based approaches, as well as inherent shortcomings in the predominant model of care, all contribute to barriers that make it difficult to get help and stay well. Given the added social stigma that individuals with addiction experience, support networks become even more critical, laying the framework for many successful addiction program approaches. Research shows that “people need support to maintain abstinence and improve their lives before, during and long after treatment.”
New digital health platforms like Face It TOGETHER's AXIS allow addiction care to be delivered to more people who need it, in a way that works for them, over longer periods of time, promising to transform the landscape of how addiction and other chronic illnesses are managed going forward.
Payers will benefit from longterm solutions that prevent multiple costly treatment episodes and hospitalizations and aim to extend the wellness of their members.
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