Recovery support services are designed to support individuals with substance use challenges as they enter into and navigate systems of care, engage in the recovery process, and live full lives in their communities. Digital Health Technologies such as smart phone apps, online support groups, texting and social media, offer another avenue to support people’s recovery journey. The reach of recovery support services can be extended through the use of these digital health technologies. Recent research studies found that expanding access to recovery support services through the use of digital health technologies can help individuals achieve positive health outcomes.

This learning community will showcase digital health technologies related to recovery support services for individuals with substance use challenges, thereby helping behavioral health peer recovery, clinical and administrative staff become familiar with and develop/increase their digital health technology skills.


Every Tuesday, August 14 – September 11, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Central Time (Note: Participants are required to attend a one-hour technology training on August 14th)


  1. Identify three different types of digital health technologies and how these technologies are used by behavioral health professionals and peer support specialists
  2. Name two privacy/security issues related to digital health technologies and two ethical issues to be aware of related to recommending digital health technologies
  3. Describe engagement strategies for individuals/peers in early recovery versus those in longer term recovery as it relates to using digital health technologies
  4. Utilize at least five digital health technologies (apps, websites, podcasts, videos, social media sites) and be prepared to recommend them for use


  • Recovery Coaches/Support Specialists currently providing recovery support services and Clinical/Administrative Staff that work in recovery oriented systems of care in a behavioral health agency located in the South Southwest ATTC region: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


  • Prior to the first session, the following must be completed:
    1. View a 20-minute video tutorial on how to use and maximize the videoconferencing platform
    2. Attending the live one-hour technology session on Tuesday August 14th at 12:00 p.m. CT
  • Participate in a 4-week active learning community: 1.5 hours weekly on scheduled days and time and complete ONE hour of weekly assignments
  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize videoconferencing platform, i.e., computer, webcam, internet
  • Be prepared and actively participate during scheduled series time

There is no cost to participate

The first 35 registrants will be accepted and a waiting list initiated thereafter. In order to receive continuing education, participants must complete the technology session, be prepared for and join each BRC session, and actively engage in group discussions. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.


This series has been approved for a total of 10 contact hours through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492 and includes participation in the live one-hour technology training and 4-weeks of online training. No credit will be awarded for non-attendance and make-up work is not provided or accepted.

If you have questions, please email Kim Prokosch ( or Wendy Woods ( You may also contact them by phone at 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

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