Technology

To maximize impact, we deliver our science using today’s best technologies.

Alcoholic? Addict? Problem Drinker? Words Matter

That you ask this question suggests that you (or others) have some concerns about your drinking.
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Alcoholic? Addict? Problem Drinker? Words Matter

Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

One of the first steps in learning how to stop drinking so much is to determine how much alcohol is in your favorite drink. It may well be more than you think. Now more than ever, in the age of supersize drink pours and growing wine glasses, it’s important to understand the alcohol content %, in order to determine how...
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Just How Much Alcohol Is Really in That Drink? Maybe More than You Think

A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

We and others have been developing and evaluating digital tools to help people with alcohol problems for over 20 years now. And an analysis of the field (the first) has just been published. It gets a bit into the weeds but if you’ll stick with it, there’s good news at the end. Brian Kiluk and colleagues have published the results...
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A Review of Digital Tools for Alcohol Problems

11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

There are a number of ways to manage and reduce urges or cravings. There is no single best method or silver bullet. And some are more helpful early on in your efforts to change your drinking, whether it be to cut back or to stop drinking entirely. Others we consider somewhat more advanced strategies. The list I present here is...
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11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use Drugs

Responsive Design

We engineered CheckUp & Choices to dynamically adapt to, and function well on, any screen size: smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. All you need is an internet connection. We take care of everything else.

Personalized

Alcohol and drug problems—and their causes—vary from person to person.  And evidence-based interventions are tailored to the individual. CheckUp & Choices dynamically adapts its presentation based on the needs of the subscriber.

Interactive

Changing long standing habits takes time, sustained effort and concentration. It helps to have reminders, trackers, counters, and notifications. CheckUp & Choices incorporates these tools, giving you a continuous and customized support system that’s always under your control.

Analytical

The patterns in the data help to accurately identify the problems, understand the causes, suggest the best solutions, and monitor progress towards goals.  Knowing what to keep track of, and then doing it, is difficult—especially with alcohol and drugs.

We make it easy for you to keep track of your drinking, your urges and cravings, and your mood and to understand the interactions between them.