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Compris (Formerly McRISC): Three Years and Going Strong

Updated: 4 days ago


Calvin and Joyce in Halifax at the CSAM conference

Hi everyone,


We are excited to update you about our progress as we complete our third year in research and development. We are confident that our tool is part of the solution that will save lives impacted by opioids, alcohol, and other drugs.


Our 10-minute online assessment keeps improving, thanks to the helpful input from our users and other addictions specialists. The tool is valid for diagnosing acute Substance Use Disorders (SUD) at 3-months and 12-months, and captures chronic risk factors beyond 12-months. We have added resilience factors to the mix to capture the positives in peoples' lives. The confluence of all of these areas guide improved prevention, in addition to more informed treatment facilitation. The University of Cincinnati, School of Criminal Justice, is collaborating in research with us to further validate our tool. We are grateful to have their support.


Compris joined MATTER, a healthcare innovations and startup incubator, located in Chicago and New York. This is such a creative and collaborative group that it feels as if we more than doubled our team, and we are encouraged that with their support, we will continue to grow.


We have been active in the community, sharing our work at regional, national, and international conferences, and receiving positive feedback and interest. We have presented at the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC) conferences, attended the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and most recently the Canadian Society of Addictions Medicine (CSAM) conferences where we learned more about the addiction struggles in Canada and how they are developing innovations to solve the epidemic.


The tool's next automated version will be completed in the next month so that healthcare providers will receive a report within 60 seconds of the assessment completion. We will let you know as soon it's ready. Please stay tuned.

If you like what we're doing please join us to receive updates. Alternately, please like or share this on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.


Thank-you for your support and for reading this. Joyce and Calvin McGinn


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