Technology makes this program special by establishing and supporting personal relationships. Dr. Annette Bosworth explains, “Conventional programs falter by removing a patient from everyone who matters—everyone affected by the addiction.”
The comprehensive Meaningful Recovery model leverages technology to create improved access to services and allows aftercare services for as long as needed. Moreover, technology makes treatment less costly while reinventing the entire process by offering individually tailored, user-centered treatment combined with personal interaction at every step in the recovery process.
Initially, a patient undergoes a comprehensive online assessment that will be used to design the new treatment plan. This information gathering may sound time consuming but ultimately it leads to a responsive communication cycle of teaching, coaching, and electronic feedback. In addition, the program also offers medically assisted treatment using Vivitrol® (naltreone for extended-release injectable suspension).
In this video, hear Dr. Bosworth talking about how Vivitrol works to improve treatment effectiveness.
Meaningful Recovery patients complete intensive outpatient medical stabilization with monitored medical support. They wear discrete biomonitoring patches that constantly communicate with a central computer system to warn them whenever their stress levels are high. They also receive mobile phone prompting to complete ongoing health assessments that proactively discourage a return to self-destructive behavior.
Patients participate in training to hone coping and refusal skills. They learn how to identify triggers that may lead to poor choices. Using mobile phone global-positioning features, the Meaningful Recovery computer system can alert recovering addicts when they are in a trigger setting and contact their support network, too. Through their phones and computer calendars, Meaningful Recovery will help addicts reinvent themselves socially and recreationally by regularly suggesting recovery-friendly activities.
Patients and members of their individual support networks are educated about the nature of addiction and the path to reinventing their lives. As treatment progresses, we will alert them to informational websites, online support groups, and online instructional videos.