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CHESS receives new grant: Online support may help older adults deal with chronic conditions

Apr 24, 2017
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies has been awarded a 5 year/4.2 million dollar grant from NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood institute to study the effects of an eHealth intervention for older adults with chronic conditions.

Recovering Alcoholics Can Use Smartphone App To Reduce Number Of Risky Drinking Days

Apr 7, 2017
A new smartphone app promises to help recovering alcoholics following treatment, adding yet another example of how technology can optimize and personalize care.

A-CHESS named semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition

Jan 18, 2017
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has recognized A-CHESS, a smartphone app for addiction treatment and recovery support, as part of the 100 programs named as semifinalists in the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition.

Ryan Westergaard awarded nearly $2.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA)

Jun 9, 2016
CHESS researcher Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded nearly $2.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) for a proposal entitled, "Optimizing HIV care for patients with substance use disorders using predictive analytics in a mobile health application (A-CHESS)".

Are we leveraging digital technology in addiction treatment?

May 12, 2016
CHESS Director Dave Gustafson provides an update of how close we are to our original A-CHESS vision, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning we still have a long way to go, and 5 meaning, we're there, but don't unbuckle your seat-belt just yet.

A Smartphone Application to Support Recovery From Alcoholism: A Randomized Clinical Trial

May 1, 2016
The study found that not only did the A-CHESS app users report fewer risky drinking days, but also that smartphone app users had a higher likelihood of consistent abstinence from alcohol.

Staying Sober After Treatment Ends

Feb 9, 2016
An article from the New York Times discussing post treatment options including A-CHESS partners Gosnold on Cape Cod and James McKay, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center on the Continuum of Care in the Addictions.