In honor of September as Recovery Month, digital addiction care provider Workit Health is offering free access to its support program for loved ones of those struggling with addiction.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 14, 2020) – Workit Health, the nation’s premier provider of telemedicine addiction treatment, today announced a free program for loved ones of those struggling with substance use disorders. The program, which offers an interactive curriculum of courses based on evidence-based techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy, includes strategies for communication with a friend or family member struggling with addiction.

“This Recovery Month is especially meaningful, as COVID-19 has had such a large impact on all of our lives,” said Robin McIntosh, Workit Health’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “We saw a need for a harm reduction-based program that loved ones can access virtually from their homes.”

Workit Health offers online therapy for substance use disorders and behaviors like gambling across the U.S. The clinical care teams, available in five states (Michigan, California, Washington, New Jersey, and Alaska), are able to provide at-home detox for alcohol use disorder, and ongoing medically-assisted treatment for both alcohol and opioid use disorders. Workit’s programs are covered by health plans and employers, expanding access to evidence-based addiction care for 34 million Americans. Digital programs remove traditional barriers to care like transportation and also allow people access to quality treatment while social distancing safely at home.

“Enrollment to our virtual care programs is up 480% since March, and we realized that family members may want to experience a virtual program themselves to better understand how it works,” said Lisa McLaughlin, Workit Health’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “This Recovery Month’s theme is Celebrating Connections, and the Workit Friends and Family program is designed to empower and educate loved ones on evidence-based and clinically sound treatment approaches.”

For those ready to take advantage of the Free Friends and Family program, sign up is accessible via http://workithealth.com/friends-and-family/.

About Workit Health

Workit Health is a Joint Commission-accredited B-Corporation offering online, on-demand evidence-based addiction treatment including telemedicine medication for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. We partner with healthcare organizations to deliver an innovative digital health program that blends the best of human-centered design, technology, and science. Through our mobile and web apps, members meet with clinicians and counselors, join recovery groups, and complete self-set recovery goals. Our interactive curriculum of online courses keep members on track from the comfort of home. We offer 24/7 recovery that fits into daily life, designed by experts. For more information, visit www.workithealth.com.