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Preventing Opioid Addiction Relapses

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Photo Credit: Alex Hogan/STAT

Watching someone close to her struggle with opioid addiction, then-HST PhD student Emily Lindemer noticed the obstacles faced by people in recovery. During a 2016 MIT health hackathon, she led a team seeking to develop a technology to help mediate the constant environmental triggers that lead to relapse. Now an HST alum, Emily is co-founder of a startup that has developed an app called Hey, Charlie, currently being piloted at local clinics.

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