Recovery Conversations: Dr. Mo, Co-Founder & CEO of Straight Up Care

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Straight Up Care
Straight Up Care
03/05/24

In this episode of #RecoveryConversations Dr. Mo, co-founder and CEO of Straight Up Care, discusses her experiences and motivations in the field of peer support services, substance use, and mental health. She shares her personal journey of overcoming addiction and how it led her to pursue a career in helping others. Dr. Mo also talks about the importance of breaking stigma and creating an ecosystem of support for people in recovery. She discusses the services offered by Straight Up Care, including a HIPAA compliant virtual telehealth platform, peer specialist social network, and peerpreneur program. Dr. Mo emphasizes the importance of meeting people where they are, seeing them as human beings, and providing the support they need to achieve their optimal selves. She encourages everyone to remember that humans are humans, and we should celebrate people's differences and cultures.

Takeaways
- Humans are humans and everyone is different, and we should celebrate people's differences and cultures.
- She was told she didn't have the education to work in the field, but she persisted and obtained multiple degrees in addiction and psychology. She is now the co-founder and CEO of Straight Up Care, a platform that provides administrative and compliant tools for people to reach their clients remotely, but has grown into an ecosystem of support for people in recovery.
- Peer support plays a vital role in recovery and can provide the necessary support and understanding
- Breaking stigma is crucial in the field of addiction and mental health

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