Behavioral Science. Made Mobile.
How A Bold Texas Behavioral Designer Aims to Disrupt the Mental Health Market In A Not So Quiet Way
“We can see it in the data”, DeShields says. The mechanics of behavioral design and mathematics...
Sober Peer Continues March Through Behavioral Health EHR Market
In a little over a year, the behavioral science company Sober Peer is displacing its competitors at a rate originally unimaginable by its founder and behavioral designer Ed DeShields.
Sober Peer surpasses CDC’s Health Survey as the largest behavior data set ever created
Sober Peer, the very large scale, deep analytic engine of the behavioral health industry has surpassed its founder’s original vision — to become the largest longitudinal behavioral data set ever created
College Administrators: Here’s How to Interrupt and Treat a Student’s Risky Substance Use Behavior
Risky substance use has always been an issue among college students. But there are systemic reasons that it is continuing to rise.
Here Are the Benefits to Students and Universities
There are significant costs for everyone from increased substance use at any university. Students’ plans for a degree are delayed and they often need financial and legal help during recovery
Here’s How Sober Peer’s Remote Patient Monitoring Empowers Patients
It’s been approximately one year since Sober Peer began to rethink how to deliver more frequent patient interaction with its new Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) platform. It became clear that chronic “lifestyle diseases” -- behaviorally influenced habits -- needed deep and frequent interaction to discourage relapse events.
Indiana Accountability Court Expands Sober Peer’s Scope
Drug offenders in Allen County, Indiana, have been using Sober Peer as part of their recovery for the past year. Recently, however, the state Accountability Court there recently expanded the scope to include Sober Peer’s breathalyzer service for each person participating in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) courts.
Erica Swan’s Story of Recovery and the Power of Small Groups
Erica Swan has suffered from several substance user disorders – alcohol, opioids and cocaine. But by using the Sober Peer app, she is getting the care she needs in the most effective way possible.
Revenues are Lower, But States Are Treating More People
Many states are working hard to keep drug offenders out of prison.
Accountability Courts Are Working. A Mobility-Enabled Approach Can Make Them Better
More than over 3,000 drug courts are operating throughout the United States, half of which are adult drug courts.
Here’s How Churches Can Help Their Congregations with Sober Peer
Every weekend, pastors and chaplains around the nation are called to the home of one of their congregants who has overdosed.
Sober Peer Provides Enterprise Solution for Self-Insured Companies
Many large US companies are self-insured and struggle with how to help their employees with substance use disorders.
How Our Dashboard Tracks Changes in Behavioral Health, Leading to Better Treatment
Sober Peer regularly measures and analyzes scores from 12 cognitive behaviors in each patient, helping healthcare providers and counselors gain valuable insight into each patient.
How We Help Patients Find the Shortest Path to Recovery
Sober Peer helps people find the shortest path to recovery at the lowest cost.
New Cigna Study Says Virtual Healthcare is Here to Stay
That’s according to Cigna, the health insurance company. In one of the first nationwide studies conducted looking at the impact of COVID-19 one year later, Cigna found a surge in the use of virtual and behavioral health.
How Sober Peer Works With Employee Assistance Programs
Millions of working Americans with substance use disorders need help.
Sober Peer’s Phase I Accomplishments
The past year has been one of significant growth for Sober Peer.
New Sober Peer Kiosk Provides New Features
Sober Peer has introduced a new version of its kiosk for in-patient clients that will improve a provider’s communications with these patients between appointments.
The US Prison Population is Tied to Drug Use – How Sober Peer Can Help
The US prison population is strongly connected to drug-related offenses. Some research shows that an estimated 65% percent of the United States prison population has an active Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
One of our Key Benefits – Getting Patients Back to Work
People using Sober Peer as part of their recovery are getting new jobs and keeping their current jobs, a key component of a successful recovery.
How People in Recovery Benefit from Sober Peer
Sober Peer was born from the idea that lasting recovery means meeting people where they are.
Sober Peer to Add 500 New Treatment Locations Beginning in July
As part of a long-term plan to provide online counseling for people with substance use disorders, Sober Peer will partner with Adult and Teen Challenge to use Sober Peer in 500 new locations across the United States beginning in July. People will meet both in person and virtually — using the Sober Peer’s mobile app platform.
We Measure 12 Areas of Behavior - Results from Patients Treated at a Northeast Treatment Center
New data from a large treatment center in the Northeast using Sober Peer shows how our technology platform is helping people recover from substance use disorders.
Here’s More Information About How We Measure a Patient’s Progress
One of the categories Sober Peer measures each day is called “Thinking Differently”; an important predictor of recovery.
Here’s How You Can Check a Patient’s Sobriety Level 24/7
Counselors, coaches and other healthcare professionals constantly need to validate their client’s sobriety. Here’s an easy way to do that.
Platform Helps Clinicians Measure Progress, Provide Shortest Path to Recovery
Sober Peer has recently enhanced its technology platform to make it easier for clinicians to diagnose and treat their patients.
Sober Peer Recognizes Increase in Substance Use Disorder Care Within Newly Formed Network
Sober Peer, a new technology start-up, announced today that the volume of care within its platform aimed at people with substance use disorders (SUD) is on pace to deliver $75 million in treatment services for the twelve-month period ending May 2021.
Sober Peer Qualifies as Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Medicaid
Healthcare Providers Can Quickly Be Reimbursed for Treating Patients Who Qualify for Medicaid
Interview with Phil Wolverton, Adult & Teen Challenge in Mandan, North Dakota
It’s Never Too Late to Learn New Coaching Skills
Sober Peer Sponsors Training for 25 More Recovery Coaches
Beginning August 24, Sober Peer is sponsoring an additional 25 peer and recovery coaches from the Teen Challenge National network to attend a one-week training provided by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Conversations with Ed DeShields - Plans for Worldwide Growth
Ed DeShields is the founder and chief executive officer of Sober Peer, a new mobile health technology platform that helps reach millions of consumers who practice risky drug or alcohol use.
Sober Peer Named Top 10 IT Simulation Solutions Providers
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Rising To The Challenge
Steve Trader is chief executive officer of Global Teen Challenge (GTC), a nonprofit organization that provides treatment for teens and adults with substance use disorders.
Sober Peer Sponsors Training for 25 Recovery Coaches
Sober Peer sponsored 25 counselors and coaches from the Teen Challenge National network to attend a one-week training from July 6-10 provided by the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
Recovery Dashboard Offers Clear, Powerful Patient Insights
Counselors, coaches and others using Sober Peer can quickly assess the status and progress of their substance use disorder patients via their personalized client dashboard.
Use Digital Small Groups to Build Communities of Care
Sober Peer’s technology is ideal for helping providers build community small groups to engage and support many different kinds of persons.
Sober Peer Science Discovers Behavioral Patterns that Lead to Recovery
CE Analytics, a leading data analytics company, recently completed a comprehensive review of Sober Peer work with its inaugural cohort of 1,463 patients from 47 treatment programs in 40 states and 2 Canadian provinces
Conversations with Chandra Bandari
Chief Information Officer Chandra Bandari is responsible for building Sober Peer’s payment platform, enabling healthcare providers to bill and receive payments for treatment of patients that qualify for Medicaid and other third-party insurance companies.
Sober Peer is A New NAADAC Member
As part of its commitment to help healthcare professionals treat people with substance use disorders, Sober Peer is now one of the newest members of NAADAC
Teen Challenge Steps Up
Shawn Blankenship has seen it all in 25 years of working with people with substance use disorders.
Sober Peer Expands into Oklahoma
Sober Peer announced that its breakthrough technology platform and mobile app are now available to residents of Oklahoma.
Conversations with Mark Cole, COO of Sober Peer
He previously was chief executive officer of HLP, a social enterprise technology company that helped more than 750,000 families achieve and sustain homeownership through its collaboration platforms. Mark has more than 25 years of experience as a leading a wide variety of national organizations helping people overcome obstacles—making him a perfect fit for Sober Peer.
The Answer To Treatment During COVID-19 — Our Mobile App
Even though the nation is beginning to resume regular activities, millions of people will avoid visit-ing public places for a long period.
Sober Peer Helps Treat My Students In Real Time
The dashboard is my favorite Sober Peer feature. It gives me a quick, real-time view of a student’s progress at any point in time.
Sober Peer Expands National Footprint with Offices in Florida and Georgia
New Technology Platform Uses Artificial Intelligence to Treat More People with Substance Abuse Disorders, Speed Recovery and Lower Costs
Partnering with State Governments to Stretch Resources and Improve Outcomes
Sober Peer is busy forming partnerships with state governments around the nation to help treat people with substance use disorders.
What Is Sober Peer—Behavioral Science Made Mobile!
Sober Peer is a new mobile health platform designed to help substance users move from addiction to sobriety
Sober Peer Platform Shows Deeper Patient Insight Leads to Faster Recovery
Any healthcare professional or counselor wants to know if technology can help them and their sub-stance abuse patients.
How Sober Peer Helps My Students by Rev. Jason Peltier
I know how hard it is to get the right treatment for substance abuse. Twice, in 2008 and 2013, I needed treatment to help overcome my own substance abuse issues.
Sober Peer’s Foundation for Treatment— Sober Signals
Sober Peer is digital health technology that delivers the science behind the behavior of persons who practice risky drug and alcohol use