To provide safety net support support and services during the pandemic, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum and Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), expanded telehealth support to justice involved substance use disorder (SUD) patients during the pandemic.
The Georgia pilot served 111 individuals with substance use disorder during the pandemic, providing an evidence-based smartphone app for recovery support; CBT4CBT, a digital therapeutics platform that delivers cognitive behavioral therapy, proactive engagement of highest-risk clients; and recovery support services from Addiction Policy Forum that included a weekly forum, support groups, and peer / social worker sessions.
GDCS participants reported significant improvements in sleep and confidence in recovery / abstinence, as well as reductions in urges / cravings, feelings of depression, and relationship troubles. Four participants reported a relapse and were connected with recovery support.
Georgia Case Study