Who We Are—CheckUp & Choices is a pioneer and leader in the field of digital therapeutics—the use of digital health programs and tools to effect behavior change. Co-founded in 2015 by Reid K Hester, Ph.D., CheckUp & Choices develops, tests, implements, and disseminates digital programs that help individuals and organizations realize their potential by reducing alcohol and drug problems. CheckUp & Choices incorporates decades of evidence-based clinical expertise developed by Dr. Hester and his team. The digital resource is based on motivational and cognitive behavioral interventions that have been validated in six randomized clinical trials funded by over $4.8 million in competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CheckUp & Choices implements and disseminates its programs utilizing a state-of-the art, convenient and accessible digital platform that provides verifiable health benefits for thousands of individuals who have successfully used the program to increase their motivation and ability to modify both their drinking and drug use. Under Dr. Hester’s continued guidance and a team of world-class clinical experts, CheckUp & Choices continues to optimize its existing digital programs while also conducting new research to maximize impact, and help more of the millions of Americans struggling with substance misuse.
For Individuals—CheckUp & Choices consists of a screening and single session intervention—the CheckUp— for individuals who are ambivalent about their drinking, an ongoing moderation protocol for less dependent drinkers who want to cut back but need help, and abstinence protocols for those who want to quit using alcohol or drugs. The strategies include motivational and cognitive behavioral exercises proven to help people develop new habits that result in lasting change. The CheckUp & Choices digital platform provides confidentiality, convenience, and affordability. Features such as personalized feedback, trackers, and customized reminders engage and encourage individuals as they proceed through the program. A facilitator for guided self-help, CheckUp & Choices is effective as both a stand-alone resource and as a complement to face-to-face interventions or mutual help group involvement.
For Organizations—CheckUp & Choices partners with organizations to improve individual and group performance by identifying and reducing substance misuse. Partner organizations benefit from CheckUp & Choices’ clinical and implementation expertise in designing custom protocols that promote greater organizational health. For the organization’s leadership, CheckUp & Choices delivers proprietary data through custom subdomains, generating population-level and ecosystem-specific insights that inform and optimize intervention strategies. Throughout the partnership, engagement, impact and satisfaction are carefully monitored and reported, insuring transparency and learning.
CheckUp & Choices currently works with many organizations across multiple settings including:
- Primary Care: a rigorous, efficient, scalable stepped-care solution for patients
- Corporations: a confidential, cost-effective resource for employees that enables employers to address one of the most problematic and disruptive workplace problems
- Corrections: an abstinence-focused version to help offenders successfully complete probation and reduce recidivism
- Schools: a prevention and conduct strategy to promote wellness by reducing heavy or hazardous drinking
- Treatment: a complement to one-on-one or group therapy, and a convenient first step for prospective patients
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