Daily Check In
The Daily Check In is a series of six questions asking the Member specific information about their daily commitment to recovery. The questions are scored and immediately tabulated. The questions remain constant so consistency and self discipline develop and get strengthened as a preventative to relapse.
Each question has a short dialogue box providing a rationale for the question. The questions range from Abstinence to Service. The weighted answers are logged in the database. There they are compiled with the number of Member log-in’s and together a report is formulated determining the risk of relapse.
The Lifelines are critical. This component of SoberSystems™ is designed to alert identified supports the person is at risk of relapse. If there is one area of recovery capital that benefits the most from SoberSystems™ it is the Lifelines. When a Member initiates an account, they are guided through the start up process. A profile is created and all contact is completed through this email Part of the new account creation is a section where the Member is requested to identify their Lifelines. These are designated supports or a Professional Care Manager. Fields on the screen are completed indicating name, email, phone and carrier making optional SMS messaging available.
The default timeline is three days, so a message is sent via text and email to all supports letting them know the Member has not checked in for three days. This provides the opportunity for supports and Care Managers to implement early intervention and relapse prevention strategies. The Lifelines is an innovative high tech tool for reducing relapse. It is a quick response mechanism for the Member and Monitor, offering maximum flexibility for comfortable integration knowing a support is always available.
The Reminders are pre-programmed general messages Members can activate to ensure completion of goals or tasks. We want to ensure compliance while reducing the risk factors for relapse.
With the intensity of today’s fast revolving world, it is easy for people to forget even the most routine tasks in their day; from eating regularly to calling their sponsor or taking their medication. Having a text message sent on schedule as a simple reminder can make the difference between using and recovery. Reminders help with compliance. These reminders can be changed by the Administrator so the SoberSystems™ offers flexibility for the demands of your agency’s goals and philosophy. The Reminders are delivered via SMS text message and email.
The trademarked “soberometer™” renders reports on command. This section is where the Member can measure their progress. They receive written messages based on scoring of the Check In questions and usage of system. These messages convey words of encouragement if scoring is high and danger if scoring is low. The Reports section also provides an immediate visual picture of commitment, areas needing attention and clarity of Member commitment.
A big part of recovery is change. We change our people, places and things we do. One of the new things is we want to focus on success and setting goals is a proven way to measure success. Achievement on any level is equated with success. The Goals section encourages Members to set goals that can be achieved and measured. Recovery is an action program so the exercise of envisioning a goal and then working toward completion sets the tone for ongoing success. On the SoberSystems™ Home Screen, is the Goals icon. The Member touches this graphic and opens to screen prompting them to create a new goal. For success to be be nourished, a goal has to be identified. This is often an unknown skill. Too often goals are global or very general in nature and even if achieved bring little to overall growth, think getting financially secure (rich). Imagine what they would be like first time achieved? Change is best handled incrementally so we can adapt to the newness and comfortably move on. It has been proven that successful goals meet criteria that is achievable, realistic and measurable. Other defining aspects for successful Goal setting in recovery is to seek balance. Our life can be viewed holistically in sections. These are identified as our Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual and Social Spheres. If we strive nourish each one, we can obtain an equilibrium that creates serenity and comfort. Set Goals for each area and remove them once completed.
This new feature called SUPPORT allows users to leverage the technology to their advantage. This new means of furthering recovery by offering the client an Opt-In capability to view other client’s email address’ in the same agency. Clients can easily click the check box next to who they want to connect with and send an immediate email message to them or multiple supports simultaneously.
By encouraging clients to interact with the same agency, furthers the “we are all in the same boat” identification and can further enhance one’s commitment to ongoing recovery. Research continues to identify fellowship and connection with others as a building block for ongoing change and wellness.
The info feature gives administrators and gives care managers the ability to share information and links with their users. So much information is available on the Internet. Care Managers can pre-select sites, pages, podcasts or any other useful information for their clients by adding these links to the app through a user friendly menu item in the Admin functionality. Users press the INFO icon on the app’s Home Screen, then tap on the link in the drop down list and be taken directly to what the Care Manager wants them to view. This is a great function to have all clients review information pertinent to their treatment or to access additional recovery support material.
The Profile feature is where the Member uploads their identifying information such as Name, Mobile Number and Carrier. Members are also able to change their secure password. In addition, this is where and when the Member chooses to have Alerts sent to their Lifelines and their own phone and email. The Alerts are sent after the pre-programmed three day threshold for Member Check-In to SoberSystems™ is crossed. This may be as close as we get to interrupting the disease prior to it completely engulfing someone. The SoberSystems™ pre-written text and email alerts to Lifelines is so early intervention and prevention efforts can be implemented at first sign of someone letting up on their disciplines and commitment to their recovery.