Government and Regulations

Call for App to Help Opioid Rehab

SAMHSA issues challenge to software developers to create a mobile app that integrates with substance abuse treatment plans.


The goal: to improve access to resources, educational materials, information, and support for outpatients recovering from opioid misuse. The challenge: create a mobile application to be used as part of the comprehensive treatment plan.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wants to spur developers to create a free, user-friendly app that could help patients manage their treatment regimens, prevent relapse by alerting patients to triggers for drug use, or help them access information about drug interactions and side effects on their smartphones.

SAMHSA is awarding over $30,000 in prizes,. Submissions are accepted through May 28, 2016. For more information, visit

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