Fund A Science-Backed Approach to Addiction Wellness
The top public health crisis in the United States today is substance abuse and addiction. Contrary to popular belief, sobriety is mostly a treatment of the symptom, not the root cause underneath. And it's a measurement problem—sobriety is a pass/fail test with a perpetual focus on exactly the thing you're trying to stop. There's a better way because, the truth is, staying sober is hard when you haven't dealt with what led you to the disease in the first place.
Face It TOGETHER introduces a new way to recovery, for both those stuck in addiction and loved ones involved. Starting from scratch nine years ago in South Dakota and now in Denver, with coaching members in 15 states, Face It TOGETHER has designed, tested and proven powerful new tools to remedy the failures of the past. Rather than suffering and struggling through the disease alone or with a blanket program, Face It TOGETHER offers a data-backed model of peer addiction management coaching. Coaching sets the groundwork for a more personalized approach and knits together a tailored support path that is unique to the individual's needs and goals. Significantly, Face It TOGETHER operates similarly to a tech start up with its relentless focus on data: through frequent surveys and check-ins, Face It TOGETHER pulls insights and patterns from its database to learn how to better defeat the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Face It TOGETHER also takes an innovative approach by engaging the private sector, partnering with employers to help them more effectively address addiction in the workplace by offering employees and their loved ones access to peer coaching as a mental health benefit.
Today, Face It TOGETHER is getting people well in ways that go far beyond just staying sober:
After 30 days of coaching, employment is more stable – or even changed for the better.
After 90 days of coaching, 83 percent of members are less likely to say their unwell loved one is negatively impacting their work. After 120 days of coaching, their members are 74 percent more likely to be satisfied with their emotions and feelings.