For many, the holiday season is typically a happy and joyful time, enriched by reuniting with family and friends. But the end of the year can also be stressful and can dredge up anger and other issues. This year is even more complicated, with pandemic and other stressors adding new layers of stress and isolation associated with the pandemic an already busy and complex time.
According to a report from the Houston Investigative Support Center in October, Texas has seen an increase in first-time admissions for recovery treatment and a significant increase in those entering treatment related to alcohol use. Harris County is also seeing a rise in relapse and overdose deaths.
On top of the rise in substance use, Texans have seen a year rocked by anger. Anger due to injustice. Anger about politics. And anger brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
A New Kind of Technology-Enabled Recovery System
For individuals in Houston recovering from using substances like alcohol and struggling with anger and related stressors, a new kind of technology-enabled recovery system is helping to improve treatment.
This kind of enhanced recovery treatment is being added to make a difference in the lives of patients at recovery treatment facilities like L-H Transitional Center, outside the north loop of 610 at 2410 Caplin Street, Houston, Texas 77026.
Among the breakthrough technology developed by ViviHealth is a new kind of patient insight system called Vivi360. Vivi360 combines clinical dashboards and a smartphone app that employ a range of technological advances, such as wearable health monitors (like a Fitbit), pocket blood-alcohol content monitoring, machine learning and artificial intelligence, all based on decades of addiction research.
Through wearable sensors it can give clinicians insight into stress and anger and monitor substance use and related triggers.
Technology-Enabled Recovery Advances Using Vivi360
For treatment providers like Althea Menard-Greenlee, treatment advances like this are helping to make new kinds of treatment possible. L-H Transitional Center was founded more than 25 years ago by her mother, Dr. Uline Francis, who had a passion for helping those in recovery.
“The Vivi360 system gives us real-time insight into how patients are doing,” says L-H Transitional Center’s Executive Director Althea Menard-Greenlee. “It is helping us keep the dream alive, a dream of helping others and creating a healing space for those in recovery.”
L-H Transitional Center’s outpatient treatment program is piloting Vivi360 in Houston. Patients use the system by wearing a health monitoring device combined with an application called ViviCompanion on their smartphone.
In fact, the application provides personal insights to the individual. Insights like stress and well-being, self-care content, and keeping track of their connection to supporters. The application can even be used by the patient after they transition out of treatment.
Technology-Enabled Recovery Care
Technology-enabled recovery care made possible by solutions like Vivi360 make a huge difference for the millions of people nationwide suffering under the growing weight of addiction and increased stress during the pandemic. Improving recovery care at treatment centers like L-H Transitional Center Services is part of ViviHealth’s mission of improving and saving the lives of those continuing on their path to recovery.
L-H Transitional Center, Inc. is an educational and substance abuse network center that helps rehabilitate at-risk adults, 18 years and older, in recovery from mental and behavioral health disorders through a structured treatment program. This includes job and life skills training, anger management counseling, domestic violence courses, and a variety of other treatment services dealing with mental and behavioral health disorders in order to address the whole person and to assist individuals in overcoming personal challenges and achieve lifelong goals.
For More Information
Vivi360 supports recovery treatment centers like L-H Transitional Center with insights and technology. Reach out and schedule a demo to learn more about the Vivi360 Recovery Solution and how it could help your treatment center harness technology like wearable health trackers to generate insights that can transform your care.
ViviHealth exists to…
…transform recovery treatment through insights and technology to support sustainable and lasting recovery that saves and improves lives.
The Vivi 360 Recovery System is a comprehensive insight platform that combines real-time health monitoring devices, clinical insight dashboards, and personalized client care applications to make recovery treatment centers more effective.
Vivi360 delivers empirical clinical outcomes built on years of evidence-based scientific research from top universities and board-certified addictionologists.