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Companion Benefit Alternatives Launches Addiction Support Program

June 24, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Companion Benefit Alternatives Inc. (CBA), South Carolina’s largest provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment benefits, is offering a new Recovery Support Health Coaching program for its members who are working to overcome the challenges of addiction.

“Our new evidence-based program helps members stay focused on sobriety by developing healthy lifestyles,” said Stephanie Heckart, CBA’s chief operating officer. “Members who enroll in the voluntary program are partnered with a health coach. During scheduled phone calls, the health coach helps the member to develop relapse prevention skills and set goals for their sobriety.”

The program’s health coaches are experienced professionals, such as licensed social workers and registered nurses. Because each person faces different challenges and has different needs, the health coach works with the member to created a personalized plan. 

“Overcoming addiction is one of the most difficult things a person can face,” Heckart said. “We want our members to know they don’t have to go through it alone because a strong support system is essential to long-term success.

“Our goal is to ensure our members will be well-equipped for a productive future,” Heckart said. “With the educational resources and community referrals we can provide, we think this program can help keep them motivated to stay on the right track.”

For more information about the program, contact CBA’s health coaching team at 800-868-1032, ext. 25835, or email

About Companion Benefit Alternatives

Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Companion Benefit Alternatives ( is a managed behavioral health organization that administers mental health and substance abuse benefits for the nation’s major health insurance plans. CBA ensures beneficiaries have access to appropriate behavioral health care. The company lowers costs for employers by offering case and disease management, maintaining a provider network, providing referrals and authorizations, reviewing cases for medical necessity, and performing other utilization management functions.

Media contact: Adam Myrick, 803-264-5779

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