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Digital rehab is helping tackle America's opioid crisis. Here's how

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Digital rehab is helping tackle America's opioid crisis. Here's how

Digital rehab saves lives

In this World Economic Forum article you'll learn about:
  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spur on a revolution in telemedicine. Rehab start-up Workit Health now helps 10,000 people through its recovery platform.

  • Digital services have been rapidly innovating during COVID-19. Workit Health's model combines FDA-approved medication with the support of therapists to help tackle another epidemic afflicting the US: opioids.

  • It also removes obstacles, like the 'zipcode lottery' of access to treatment, to speed up recovery. And it works to reduce the stigma faced by those who relapse.
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