Press Release

Press Release

Validation Institute Affirms Sober Sidekick App’s Ability to Help Maintain Sobriety

BENTONVILLE, AR / ACCESSWIRE / March 30, 2023 / The Sober Sidekick healthcare engagement platform is thrilled to announce that the Validation Institute has affirmed its assertion that those who use the app are more likely to maintain their sobriety.

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According to a report from the Validation Institute, Sober Sidekick has achieved “Validation for Outcomes.” The Validation Institute has confirmed the veracity of the social media platform’s claim that, “As peer-to-peer written engagements rise, a Sober Sidekick user’s likelihood of remaining sober (no reported relapse) goes up.”

The Validation Institute in its report also wrote that:

“Sober Sidekick is a free platform that costs its members nothing, yet the results are comparable to a costly residential treatment program. This also supports another key aspect of their mission, which is to scale preventive health care for underserved populations.”

Backed by the American Heart Association as lead investor, Sober Sidekick is designed to help people struggling with substance abuse to maintain their sobriety. Inspired by his own struggles, Sober Sidekick founder and creator Chris Thompson crafted the Empathy Algorithm to help users of the social engagement platform “meet the right people at the right time.” The goal is to escape isolation, set out on the path to recovery and avoid relapse.

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Sober Sidekick empowers users through the written word-the posting and sending of messages-with the more support given, the more received. Since its launch, the platform has grown to 180K total users and over 5K written reviews.

“When I first started building this platform, I only knew that I needed it,” Chris said. “To see it have such a positive impact on people around the country and around the world makes me very proud of our team.”

Sober Sidekick is gaining widespread attention in addition to the Validation Institute’s report. Chris received the 2022 Earnest Young NWA Innovator of the Year award, while Sober Sidekick was recently featured in Fortune Magazine; and is the subject of a Harvard Case Study.

The Validation Institute reached its determination after its team of epidemiologists and statisticians:

  • Analyzed evidence from published literature that showed a similar intervention had similar results.
  • Confirmed the reliability and credibility of the data sources.
  • Confirmed the rigor of the approach used to calculate results.

The Validation Institute advocates for organizations and strategies that deliver better health value-stronger health outcomes at lower cost.

“We connect, train, and certify health care purchasers, and we validate and connect providers delivering superior results,” reads the organization’s Sober Sidekick report. “Founded in 2014, the mission of the organization has consistently been to help provide transparency to buyers of health care.”

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About Sober Sidekick

Sober Sidekick is a healthcare engagement platform designed to help those struggling with substance abuse to maintain their sobriety. The app is driven by their Empathy Algorithm, which has ensured that no member ever goes without support from their community for more than a few minutes, if not seconds. Founder Chris Thompson said the goal of Sober Sidekick is to prevent isolation and spur recovery through the giving and receiving of support through the app.

Contact Information:

Company: Sober Sidekick
Contact Person: Chris Thompson
Address: 224 2nd St. Suite 200, Bentonville AR, 72712
Phone Number: 484-788-1735
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SOURCE: Sober Sidekick
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