Nine years ago, I started Workit because I struggled to find a recovery program that worked for me. For my friends. For my family. Many people told me I couldn't do it. Investors questioned whether I had the "right background" (i.e., an HBS MBA). Friends and family predicted that
Accessibility is an key driver of Workit’s philosophy of care, and improving access to low-cost, quality addiction treatment is more vital now than ever. Statistically, I should not be here. It is almost impossible that I am a living, breathing woman who is running a company focused on ending
The need for virtual addiction care has never been higher. Here’s what we’ve learned at Workit Health along the way.
Residential rehab was the accepted recovery paradigm for decades, but the advent of telemedicine has opened the door to addiction recovery at home. “Rehab.” It’s a wildly misunderstood word. While glossy brochures depict leisurely beach strolls, poolside shiatsu, and triumphant, power-bronzed models enjoying equine therapy—this was not my
The addiction treatment system in America was broken long before COVID-19. SAMHSA estimates that over 20 million Americans have substance use disorders, with only about 10% of the people who need help for addiction actually receiving it. Nine out of ten people don’t receive the care they need. And
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