“Sober Grid started because the founders were looking for a sober community that could be accessed anytime anywhere. Today it is a platform full of evidence-based tools to help anyone get sober and stay sober.
Some join to get support, others to give it. Each free download, post, and connection create an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same.
Sober Grid is a free iOS/Android app that connects you with other sober people. You are instantly connected to a global sober community in your neighborhood and around the globe. You can build strong sober support networks and inspire others.”
Sober Grid, the world’s largest social media community for those in recovery, continues to expand their reach by joining the Walgreens Find Care digital health platform. In recent months, Sober Grid has added services such as Orexo’s clinically proven Digital Therapeutics, vorvida® and deprexis®, to assist those suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. Customers of either of these therapeutics are provided with complimentary Peer Coaching through the Sober Grid app.
Walgreens Find Care serves as a digital marketplace that helps connect customers to a network of local and national health providers and healthcare services. Walgreens Find Care users will also have the ability to join Sober Grid’s mobile sober community, which offers live peer coaching, check-ins, and resources.
“Research shows that rates of depression and heavy alcohol consumption have increased during the pandemic. Additional behavioral health resources are needed to support those struggling but access to quality therapies and treatment remains a barrier for many,” said Wendy Warrington, CEO, Sober Grid. “By working with Walgreens to expand access to our sober community and resources, we hope to help people more easily access quality treatment and support.”
Peer Coaching and community support are effective tools in assisting with recovery from symptoms of mental health disorders and substance abuses. The Sober Grid community, established in 2016, is composed of tens of thousands of active members with shared experiences who help uplift those in need. Peer Coaches act independently as well as assisting with digital therapeutics for clients who request it with the intent of improving the customers’ experience.
“We’re thankful to collaborate with Sober Grid to offer vorvida and deprexis,” said Dennis Urbaniak, Executive Vice President, Digital Therapeutics, Orexo. “For more than a decade, Orexo has been committed to making effective, evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions more easily accessible. Thanks to Walgreens’ extensive network, we are confident that Sober Grid’s relationship with Walgreens can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.”
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