206: The Sober Economy: Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Help People in Recovery with Dr. Harold Jonas


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Addiction recovery is a long process that’s why we need long-term solutions to help people move into a recovery state. We need a community and we need all the resources around us to maintain a sober world. But what do blockchain and cryptocurrency have to do with addiction and recovery?

On today's episode, Duane speaks with Dr. Harold Jonas, a licensed mental health counselor and the founder and CEO of the Soberverse. They discuss how his projects including Sobercoin and the Sober Systems mobile app help with addiction recovery, as well as the concept of contingency management as an effective tool for harm reduction

Harold also talks about his own addiction and recovery journey and how he's continuing to move forward in self-care and help people dealing with addiction and mental disorders by leveraging technology in healthcare.

Since 1999, Harold has been at the center of Sober Network, Inc. and each of its related digital properties. His unparalleled experience with both web and award-winning app development for the addiction and recovery industry. Along with his team, Harold continues to be at the forefront of innovative technology for the addiction and recovery industry.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How the internet leveled the playing field for every treatment center
  • Coaching and accountability in recovery to reduce relapse
  • How Sobercoin works
  • The definition of blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • The benefits of using blockchain
  • What contingency management looks like

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Supporting Resources:



Sober Network, Inc.


Sober Systems


Email Dr. Harold Jonas at jonas@sobernetwork.com


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