This app is not a substitute for clinical treatment, rather an additional tool that can help people connect with peers and get additional recovery supports.


Through a new partnership, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is making available CHESS Health’s proven eRecovery program to help thousands of North Carolinians struggling with substance use disorders to achieve long-term recovery.

CHESS Health’s eRecovery program features the Connections app, a smartphone app that provides participants with immediate access to a team of certified peer recovery specialists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It offers moderated peer support groups, on-demand digital cognitive behavioral therapy programs and a robust set of recovery tools. This solution is offered free of charge for North Carolinians who choose to enroll through their provider and download the app, funded fully by NCDHHS.

The CHESS Health eRecovery program will be introduced in phases to more than 100 organizations across North Carolina over the next two years.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis right now, help is available. Both the NCDHHS Peer Warmline and 988 are available to anyone, anytime. Call 1-855-PEERS NC (855-733-7762) or call or text 988 or chat at People who speak Spanish can now connect directly to Spanish-speaking crisis counselors by calling 988 and pressing option 2, texting “AYUDA” to 988, or chatting online at or