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March 7, 2023

Utilizing Smart Phone Applications to Support People With Substance Use Disorders in the Recovery Process

The widespread use of mobile technology has led to technological advances to support people with substance use disorders throughout the recovery process. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of smartphone apps individuals can freely download to help them, for example, locate naloxone, find treatment providers, and even in moments of crisis such as when actively experiencing an overdose. This webinar highlights three harm reduction-focused smartphone applications for people with substance use disorders. We describe the process of how these apps were developed, how each one supports people with substance use disorders, and how COSSAP grantees can leverage them to support people with substance use disorders in their communities.


  • Lynette Clark, Director, Integrative Wellness
  • Cris Henderson, Research Associate, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Macy Simmons, Director, Addictions and Recovery Support Services, Integrative Wellness
  • Angie Smith-Butterwick, Substance Use, Gambling and Epidemiology Section Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, OpiSafe


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