My New Leaf is a evidenced based, gamified, web based recovery application in development that is based on personal empowerment, respect for the individual and embodying the highest standards if confidentiality and anonymity
My New Leaf - A web based recovery application in develoment
My New Leaf* Development Team
“Strategic Innovation: Ask what not how. ”
*a work in progress
With less that 5% of the
world population, we
consume 73% of the world
supply of illegal drugs and
99% of the oxycodone.
“Even with every possible rehab bed in the county
filled we would only serve 10% of the people who
Dr. Michael Flaherty – Founder of IRETA
Ms. Fletcher drives home the point that every person—
adolescent, adult, those with dual diagnoses and/or addiction with a medical illness—
deserves to be treated as an individual with respect for unique situations
within a program that allows for flexibility.
Recovery is a Process
Addiction is a Chronic Disease
Recovery Is Based on
Respect and Hope
Our Target Market
It is a moderation-first based philosophy.
"Progress not perfection"
OUR GOAL - “The Gets”
Get past denial
Get back your values
Personal risk assessment
Motivational incentive log with feedback
Motivational incentives by FAR the most
successful psychosocial technique
How Will We Do That?
Systematically guide them towards peer support and
clinical providers that USE evidence based treatments.
Strong evidence of peer support success with our target market.
How do we evaluate the Professionals?
Not all addiction specialists are using the best evidence-based methods
Do they reflect the values of recovery oriented system of care?
How so? What criteria should we use?
Allow users and family the opportunity to comment and rate?
A one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment
typically is a recipe for failure
Messages of Hope
Music as Therapy
Develop coping skills.
#1 Cause of Relapse – Poor Coping Skills
How to say NO games
Use of rewards as motivational incentives
Rewire the brain through successive approximation
Encourage self evaluation to
effectively show gratitude and positive emotions
Gratitude serves as :
A Value Barometer
A Value Motivator
A Value Reinforcer
Workbooks in Recovery
*Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Apr;60(4):491-7. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.60.4.491. A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a
modified recovery workbook program: preliminary findings.Barbic S1, Krupa T, Armstrong I.
This study, which is one of the first randomized controlled trials of a recovery-based group in
tervention for persons with serious mental illness, showed that
the Recovery Workbook group program was effective in increasing individuals'
perceived sense of hope, empowerment, and recovery. *
Get the Family Involved
Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work. He served
for 14 years as the Chief of Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) at Western
Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine. WPIC also hosts many funded clinical trials including Dr. Daley's
Appalachian Tri-State Node, which is part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Clinical Trials Network (CTN).
THE DATA CHALLENGE
WHaT CAN WE MEASURE WITHOUT COMPROMISING
PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY?
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