Sober Grid Co Founder to Speak on Telehealth Recovery Coaching at Center for Disease Control and Prevention Conference

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Beau Mann, Sober Grid’s CEO will talk on Sober Grid’s success and how it is helping put a dent in the Addiction Epidemic

Sober Grid’s CEO, Beau Mann spoke on a panel Wednesday morning at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Conference: National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Sober Grid has had success in the addiction recovery space, growing its application to over 130,000 downloads and its recent purchase of Ascent, a 24/7 peer coaching service.

Mann highlighted Sober Grid’s success in the space as well as plans for the future. Sober Grid’s recent acquisition of ASCENT allows the largest mobile addiction recovery community access to 24/7 peer recovery coaching. Peer recovery coaching benefits are well documented and include: reduction in ER visits, hospital days , re-hospitalizations, recidivism and clients are more engaged in treatment and have better whole health.

“I am honored to be a panelist at the Center for Disease Control’s 2018 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, speaking on Innovations in Healthcare. As we see new epidemics like the Opioid epidemic take its toll on America it is important to work together to communicate the problem and solutions and to help innovate to alleviate diseases,”Mann said.

Sober Grid’s features include:

A Newsfeed: Just like other popular social networks, Sober Grid users have access to our global newsfeed where they can communicate and share posts with other sober people.

Geosocial Networking: Sober Grid users can find other sober people nearby on The Grid— a GPS locator user interface that displays user profiles and distances from them. Users can also choose to remain anonymous.

A “burning desire” button: Sober Grid users have the ability to reach out to the community for support at any time the need arises. Sober Grid makes it easy to reach out to the sober community. If in need, a user can select the "Burning Desire" button to let other sober people know they need help.

“Quests” and Prizes: Sober Grid users are encouraged to complete daily quests, like making a to-do list or describing how they’re feeling and are rewarded with badges. Sober Grid will also tell you how long you’ve been sober, how much money you’ve saved being sober, and more.

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