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Every day, millions of people suffer because they cannot get help that is timely, effective and affordable. By taking a proactive approach to the problem, employers can measurably increase productivity, reduce avoidable expenses, and help cultivate a happier, healthier, and more motivated workforce.

 

Why We're Different

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"I first looked for help with drinking when I was 27. All I could find were 12-step programs, which immediately turned me off. If a private, affordable and non-judgmental program like Annum had been available to me back then, I'd like to think that I might have pursued treatment much sooner, before my drinking spiraled so completely out of control. Instead, I struggled for so long and wasted too many years of my life because I did not want to be labeled an alcoholic or ask for help."

— Andrew Michinard
   'The Alcoholic Next Door' Blog

Private

Many people in need avoid treatment because they fear personal stigma and professional disruption. Our approach is completely private, with minimal disruption to personal and professional life.

Accessible

Whether you have 3,000 or 300,000 employees, Annum is available to all of them nationally.

High Quality

Annum service providers adhere to proven, evidence-based guidelines supported by purpose-built technology. No matter where they happen to live, all participants in our program will receive personalized treatment reflecting the same high standard of care.

Affordable

A full year of Annum care costs 75 percent less than a single month of inpatient care at a traditional rehab facility, making it easily affordable by employers and health plans. Participants pay no out-of-pocket fees for Annum treatment; they are only responsible for the cost of prescription co-payments if medication is prescribed as part of their treatment plan.

Easy

Our participants get the benefit of high quality, personalized care at home. Employers get the benefit of being able to offer effective treatment for heavy drinking to people in need, without the heavy lifting normally associated with introducing a popular new benefit.

 

How We Work

 

"Silverline takes data security and individual privacy very seriously, both for its customers and our team members. We would not normally allow any organization call our entire staff. The Annum team helped me understand why reaching out to everyone was critical to the success of the program and they managed a seamless rollout strategy that was considerate and thoughtful." 

— Gireesh Sonnad      
    Partner and CEO at Silverline

no labels, no steps, no meetings  —  and no rush

Therapy, coaching, medication and support are fully integrated to help people change their behavior and reach their goals. After voluntarily opting in to our program, participants receive up to one year of treatment by a licensed therapist, a physician and an Annum coach. At no additional cost to the participant, therapy is provided by phone, a medication evaluation is offered by video, coaching happens through an app and an anonymous, moderated social support forum is available online. If prescribed, medication is covered through the participant's prescription plan.


The Science

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"I have worked with patients struggling with substance use disorders for 10 years. Annum is using techniques that have known, empirical evidence to support their efficacy and their platform helps providers and patients adhere to best practices.
I truly believe Annum will help many, many people."

— Dr. Michelle Sheets
   Clinical Psychologist 

Effective alternatives to traditional rehab exist and they can safely be delivered remotely.

• Individual needs vary, but most people can safely and successfully cut back or quit drinking from the comfort of home.

• Approaches to treatment that allow for people to moderate their drinking are at least as effective as approaches with a singular goal of abstinence.[i]

• Offering people the choice to quit drinking or cut back has been shown to improve success rates of treatment.[ii]

• Several medications can help people cut back their drinking; additionally, three oral medications are approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically for treating alcohol use disorders.[iii]

• Pairing outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy with appropriate medication has been shown to increase the effectiveness of treatment.[iv]

• Behavioral therapy delivered by telephone or video has been demonstrated to be safe and effective.[v]

• It takes most people up to a year to change a behavior pattern.[vi]

• Symptom recurrence rates for substance use disorders are comparable with those among other medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma.[vii]

Click here for more facts about the epidemic of heavy drinking.

References

[i] Marlatt, G.A. & Witkiewitz, K. (2002). “Harm Reduction Approaches to Alcohol Use: Health Promotion, Prevention and Treatment.” Addictive Behaviors, 27(6), 867-86.

[ii] van Amsterdam J. (2013). "Reduced-risk drinking as a viable treatment goal in problematic alcohol use and alcohol dependence." The Journal of Psychopharmacology, (27), 987-997.

[iii] NIAAA (2005, accessed 2017 May 5). Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much – A Clinician’s Guide [Online]. niaaa.nih.gov

[iv] Anton, R.F., et al. (1999). “Naltrexone and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Outpatient Alcoholics: Results of a Placebo-controlled Trial.” American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(11), 1758-64.

[v] Bashshur, R. L., et al. (2016). “The Empirical Evidence for Telemedicine Interventions in Mental Disorders.” Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 22(2): 87-113.

[vi] Lally, P., et al. (2009). “How are Habits Formed: Modelling Habit Formation in the Real World.” European Journal of Social Psychology, 40: 998-1009.

[vii] NIDA — National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012, accessed 2017, July 27). How Effective is Drug Addiction Treatment? [Online]. drugabuse.gov