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A Smartphone App to Help with Recovery

To help support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with CHESS Health to launch Connections, a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement. 


With the app you can…

  • Track your sobriety,

  • Access e-therapy to learn new recovery skills, 

  • Connect with trained counselors and peers through messaging, 

  • Clinical support available 7 days/wk, 9am -10 pm est

  • Track your treatment plan and set reminders, 

  • Journal daily about your journey, 

  • And discover helpful videos, testimonials and more through the unique resource library.


Connections is the only available app that is backed by years of research to support its provider-care management functionality, predictive relapse indicators, and analytics to reduce relapse.  




Our  hours are 9am - 10pm ET each day. Download requests, chats with our counselors and other services will occur during these "office hours". If you have other questions or would like additional information, please contact us at


Patient Download Steps

  1. Fill out the form below. Note: A valid name, date of birth and cell phone number is required. Connections is an application for smarthphones, numbers provided for landlines will not work.

  2. Once the form is submitted, you will receive a download link via text message within 24 hours. 

  3. Download and install the application and read the User's Guide.

  4. Start using the Connections App, including daily check-ins, eTherapy, message boards and more!

Patient Sign Up
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Pilot Program for Criminal Justice Systems 

The pilot program will make the Connections App available to participants in drug courts or other diversion programs at no cost for 12 months. If your jurisdiction is interested in participating, please submit the following information before August 28, 2020.

Pilot Site Application

Provider Download

CHESS Health is managing the version of the Connections App for organizations. Providers, practitioners, and programs should complete this form to sign up and test the Connections App for your program participants.

Provider Sign Up

(301) 769-5966

11810 Grand Park Ave, Suite 500
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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