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- The cost of substance abuse is more than $820 billion per year in the United States alone.
- Over 20 million adults suffer from substance abuse, of which only 7.6% receives treatment due to lack of access.
- Cress bridges this gap by providing a low cost and accessible recovery support alternative
Have you ever felt alone in your path to recovery? We’re here to change that. Our peer recovery communities connect you with like-minded people who share your struggles and know what you’re going through. Anonymously and risk-free.
Send unlimited messages to your recovery community. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. You'll never have to worry about going on this path alone.
Activating the “SOS!” (Send Over Support!) button allows you to receive immediate support from your peer recovery community whenever you feel a desire to relapse.
Each morning, we check in with you to see how you’re doing and to help you keep on track! Through a daily notification, you'll be reminded to stay on track.
Cress is your safe space to get the support you need, without distractions. The Cress AI removes users who consistently demonstrate inappropriate or suspicious behavior. Or take control of your recovery by blocking users that make you uncomfortable.
Dean of the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science at Hofstra University Sina.
Director of Addiction Psychiatry New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Serena McCalla is the current President and CEO of iResearch Corporation.
Assistant Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies, Brown University
- How affordable is this platform?
Our product is very affordable relative to the total cost of treatment at a treatment center and, to the best of our knowledge, is one of the most affordable options in this space.
- How will you tell if it’s working?
To measure our success, we will rely on internal data analytics regarding the number of people that have maintained sobriety using the Cress platform, as well as feedback from treatment centers and members.
- How will you police chatrooms to prevent trolls or malicious intent?
We have developed an AI, Artificial Intelligence system that is able to monitor chats and flag language that is inappropriate or demonstrative of malicious intent.
- What happens if someone demonstrates suicidal intentions on your platform?
If someone demonstrates suicidal intentions on the platform, our AI monitoring system will be able to pick it up and will provide them with resources and encourage them to reach out to the suicide hotline or to their emergency contact (designated at the time of registration).
You can reach us below if you have any specific questions about getting started with Cress Health or any general questions about the company!