Bennie Health Inc. to Offer First-of-its-Kind Digital Addiction Recovery Solution as Part of its Wellness Platform
Interactive Support via Freedom 365 Virtual Recovery System™ Puts Substance Use Tools in the Palm of Your Hand
December 7, 2020 — The founders of Freedom 365 Virtual Recovery System™ today announced that their first-of-its-kind digital addiction recovery solution will soon be available to Bennie’s members. Freedom 365 will be included as part of Bennie’s growing wellness platform, offering new hope to the millions struggling with substance use disorder.
“Both Freedom 365 and Bennie are revolutionizing how employees access mental health support,” said Steve Ryerson, Founder and CEO of SJR IV Advisors LLC, who was instrumental in facilitating the collaboration. “Freedom 365 takes the content and activities of a substance use rehabilitation program and delivers it on-demand. By offering a self-directed, digital solution, Freedom 365 is changing how people address mental health issues like substance use disorder. Now anyone can take the first step in addressing this very private and personal issue at any time, from anywhere and in total privacy. The partnership with Bennie will offer more accessible substance use support to a workforce that is often reluctant to seek help with matters dealing with mental health,” Ryerson continued.
Bennie’s innovative benefits platform offers a single hub for ALL employee benefits information, as well as an on-demand health care concierge. Bennie’s goal is to simplify the way employees understand, access, and utilize their benefits.
“Partnering Freedom 365 with a full-service employee benefits broker licensed in all 50 states, like Bennie, immediately expands access to this crucial behavioral health solution” said Steven McAuley, VP of Operations for Freedom 365. “We’re proud to partner with Bennie, because they not only provide mid-sized companies access to high quality benefits like Freedom 365, but they also provide their employees with the data and tools they need to understand and use these types benefits more effectively,” he added.
Freedom 365 was developed by Freedom 365’s CEO, Brian McAlister; a nationally recognized recovery expert and best-selling author on addiction and recovery with 30 years of personal sobriety. As a CEO of a Licensed Treatment facility specializing in substance use disorder, McAlister and his team became frustrated with diminishing access to affordable, quality addiction recovery services. Recognizing the large gaps they were witnessing in the behavioral healthcare system led to the creation of the Freedom 365 Virtual Recovery System™. The interactive system includes a digitally accessible 28-day program modeled after the content found in a treatment facility, plus over 500 searchable videos to help interrupt negative thinking patterns and habits, and a full suite of long-term relapse-prevention tools.
“Freedom 365 puts substance use disorder recovery tools instantly in the palm of your hand,” said McAlister. “We’ve removed the major hurdles that many now face when dealing substance use disorder. Hurdles such as stigma, cost, and immediate accessibility. Freedom 365 removes the intimidation factor, with an easy-to-use interface, engaging videos, and other interactive content. We address the behavior patterns that could hamper addiction recovery, all while protecting the user’s anonymity.”
According to McAlister, substance use destroys lives and tears apart families, yet access to affordable addiction resources has become increasingly rare.
“This is about putting support in places where people can easily access it. Freedom 365 aims to expand access to the millions of people in need by eliminating barriers like high cost, need for insurance, personal privacy concerns, and time away from family, career and personal obligations,” said McAlister.
About Freedom 365 Virtual Recovery System™
Developed by Best Selling Addiction Recovery Author and State Licensed Addiction Treatment Center CEO, Brian McAlister. The Award Winning Freedom 365 – Virtual Recovery System™ takes the content and activities of a rehabilitation program and puts it into interactive digital experience that can be accessed privately – anytime, anywhere – from a phone, tablet or PC. For more information on Freedom 365, visit vrsfreedom365.com.