A digital alcohol and drug addiction treatment program that is private, effective, and safe
- Our integrated recovery program for alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, meth, and stimulants works from an app on your smartphone.
- Counseling and doctor appointments are conducted over secure video conference via the app, so you can attend them anywhere.
- Real financial rewards help keep you motivated.
- Our medical providers can prescribe medications to help manage your cravings.
- Our support team helps you rebuild your life with assistance for employment, housing, medical help, financial management, and more.
Download the app to sign up and get started.
Affect is the first intensive, digital addiction recovery program to offer financial rewards as you succeed in treatment. Through our scientifically-proven approach, you can quit alcohol, marijuana, meth, cocaine, or prescription stimulants (ADHD meds) and develop new habits to keep you healthy. The program is private, convenient, highly effective, and delivered entirely through your smartphone.
Our innovative rewards system is based on decades of research on how to successfully change behavior. We gamify the process of quitting so you can get sober and stay healthy. Affect’s treatment will help you change your relationship to drugs or alcohol and retake control of your life.
What your care program looks like:
- Meet with a care advocate to download the app and make your first appointments.
- Meet with your counselor for an intake session.
- Meet with your therapy group.
- Meet with a doctor for help with any other medical or psychiatric needs you may have.
- Begin doing daily challenges and tracking your progress in the app.
- Continue meeting with your therapy group twice a week.
- Meet with your counselor one-on-one once a week. Set your health and life goals and work to meet them.
- Complete periodic drug or alcohol screens.
- Keep tracking your progress and earning your rewards daily.
Months 2 – 6:
- Continue with daily app work, weekly group and counseling work.
- Continue with drug or alcohol screens to help keep you accountable and chart your progress.
- See your doctor monthly to monitor your health and any prescribed medications.
- Keep working your goals and share your progress with others.
“As a member advocate, I am here to help you focus on your recovery. Being in recovery myself I know that the goal isn’t just sobriety, but it’s having stability and a life you can be proud of. I want that for you. I have helped members find work and housing, get the right medical help, or lower the cost of their phone bill. If you have something that is preventing you from making it to a meeting, I want to know about it. If you are just having a bad day, I want to know about that too.”Bobby Kreiss
Rewards for recovery progress are proven to keep you coming back to treatment, even when motivation is low. Bit by bit, they help you heal as you discover the real and lasting benefits of recovery.
As enrolled members successfully complete challenges in the program, they’re rewarded with financial incentives, immediately redeemable from their smartphone.
Rewards range from $0.10 for small challenges to $10 for streaks of drug or alcohol-free tests.
How do I get started?
Getting started is quick and easy. Fill out this form and a member of our care team will reach out to collect some necessary information and schedule you for a video intake appointment. We will contact you immediately and strive to get all new members an appointment within 48 hours.
How do I pay?
We are one of the most affordable addiction treatment programs available with a much lower cost than residential or outpatient rehab clinics. We accept a variety of health insurance plans, but this varies based on your location. If we do not currently accept your health insurance, you can pay for treatment by credit card on a weekly basis and it may be possible to submit claims to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for Medicaid and pay nothing for treatment. Too many people don’t get help because they’re afraid they can’t afford it. Your care team will walk through the options in your area.
What do I need to use the app and participate in the program?
You’ll need a smartphone running iOS v10 or higher or Android v10 or higher. Much of our program occurs over secure video conference, so it’s helpful to have access to a Wifi connection or an unlimited data plan. If you don’t have a smartphone, you may be eligible for government assistance through the Lifeline program to get one. Lifeline also provides assistance with broadband Internet connectivity for your home.
During your intake appointment, you’ll download our smartphone app to engage in video conferencing calls with your counselor and doctor, and care advocates are available to help with setup as well as any ongoing technology questions or concerns. Telehealth for addiction services allows members to meet with their providers to check-in on their symptoms, medication management, and social conditions, and it allows you to connect with peers and be connected to our team any time, day or night.
Before the first video conferencing visit with your counselor, you will be educated on security best practices in order to ensure the highest level of privacy and security possible.
Why does Affect pay rewards? What exactly is contingency management?
Contingency management is a type of behavioral therapy in which individuals are rewarded for evidence of positive behavior change. In our program, we pay cash rewards to members for successfully completing assigned tasks and appointments. We also reward abstinence, with increasing incentives for each consecutive negative drug or alcohol screen you complete. While the exact neurological systems aren’t fully understood, contingency management engages the brain’s reward system, providing a dopamine hit a little like what drugs provide.
Contingency management has been found to be the most successful method of treating stimulant addictions for substances like methamphetamine and cocaine. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs has used it to treat 5,600 vets over the last 10 years, and 92% tested negative. In California, 63% of people who took part in a Contingency Management program with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation stopped using meth entirely, and another 19% reduced their use. Contingency management has proven equally effective at helping address alcohol use disorder. When coupled with a robust therapy program and supportive medications, it helps meaningfully reduce usage and habituate new, healthy behaviors.
In contrast, over 60% of people who get standard addiction treatment in residential or outpatient clinics relapse within 30 days. 85% relapse within one year. Even worse, many people are discharged from those programs for relapsing. Affect built its program on science and compassion to stay with its members through relapses and motivate them towards reducing their use and find lasting recovery with rewards.
Affect accepts Medicaid and is one of the most affordable and accessible recovery programs available. Many members get treatment at no cost to them. Your care advocate will work through your options and can help you get insurance coverage.