Keynote Presentation: “There’s an App for That”: Technology and Peer Support


Les Sperling

Presentation Description:   

The utilization of smartphone and telehealth technology to support persons in recovery from Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health challenges is expanding rapidly. This presentation will explore technologies available to Peer Recovery Support Specialists and the people they serve. Additional information will include examples of successful utilization of technology and a discussion of the challenges faced when selecting, implementing, and measuring the outcomes of technology assisted care.


  • Identify specific categories of smart phone applications and other technologies available for SUD recovery and treatment support
  • Describe successful implementation strategies for the integration of technology into the provision of recovery support services
  • Assess the role technology may play in your individual and agency recovery support practice

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