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The Struggle is Real 
Compris is here to help.

When it comes to addiction and recovery, the first step to lasting change is understanding yourself. Compris is the best tool for predicting your addiction risk, knowing your motivations, building internal resilience, and finding the resources you need to stay healthy.

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WELCOME

Assess your addiction risks and strengths so you can prevent addiction or ask for help. 

Am I well?

Learn more about the help and motivation you need, and what to do next.

How do I get well?

Improve your strengths while tracking your resilience and progress every 3 months.

How do I stay well?

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Confidential Online Tool 

Compris is an easy-to-use, anonymous, digital tool that supports you no matter where you are in your life right now. All of your data and answers are encrypted and 100% anonymous. Only you have access to your results unless you choose to share them. 

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Available Online

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Fast (10-20 minutes)

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Easy-To-Use

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100%
Confidential

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English or
Spanish

Backed by science

Includes FREE Personal Wellness Guide

The empowerment to help you avoid addiction
Your risk of getting caught in addiction
How you can reduce your risk with more resilience

Your motivation to get and stay healthy 

When to ask for more help

Your best treatment options

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FAQ Individuals

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ANONYMOUS CONSUMER

  • What is the Compris Risk BUILD©?
    The Compris Risk BUILD© model compiles the evidence-based risk factors that contribute to a person's lifetime addiction risk.
  • What is sustained remission?
    Sustained remission is the ability to reduce or remove a problem substance from a person’s life for an extended period of time. Early remission is 3-11 months. Sustained remission is a year or more.
  • What are resilience resources?
    Resilience resources are the positive things in your life that help manage everything else.
  • What is current adjusted risk?
    Compris combines a person's lifetime addiction risk with their current resilience resources to determine their adjusted risk.
  • Why did we create Compris?
    The current treatment paradigm for substance misuse and addiction is broken. We know that addictions are illnesses and NOT moral failings. We created Compris to improve recovery rates to match those of other chronic illnesses. In 2019, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) extensively reviewed over thirty SAMHSA-recommended substance use screening tools, and found “no evidence of the benefits or harms” of these tools. Some of the current problems with addiction assessments include no evidence-based standard of care, episodic vs chronic illness management, poor medication (MAT) differentiation, and abstinence vs harm reduction. Compris is the first addiction risk-stratification assessment – the key to addiction prevention and lifetime management. It is the only tool designed to predict risk, prevent onset, and promote remissions. Compris’ first-of-its-kind digital risk and resilience technology integrates five industry-validated screens into one simple online tool. It is fast, confidential, and available in English and Spanish. By integrating illness risk- and treatment-informing parameters into every assessment, Compris is paving the way for greater parity of addiction assessment and treatment when compared with other chronic illness management protocols.
  • What are user traits?
    User traits include substance-specific personality traits that create substance-specific risk(s), plus additional user traits that tend to show up among those who misuse substances.
  • What is lifetime addiction risk?
    Lifetime Addiction Risk: As people get older, their life experiences build upon earlier ones, therefore their risk may increase even if they are no longer using substances. However, resilience resources have a significant effect on their Current Adjusted Risk. As your clients increase resilience resources, their risk goes down.
  • What is addiction risk stratification?
    Addiction risk stratification: Addiction risk stratification = Risk + Resilience. Compris captures lifetime risk derived from the Compris Risk BUILD© and the Compris Resilience Profile©.
  • Can adolescents and children take this assessment?
    Children and adolescents can take this assessment as long as they have parent or guardian permission. Key aspects of the tool have been normed on adolescents as well as adults.
  • What do I get if I take the assessment?
    Individuals who take the assessment will immediately receive a two-page report on their screen. It will show their current motivation, resilience resources, and their reported substance usage over 5 timelines. Each area will be talked about to help you understand your results and share what steps you can take next to improve your health and wellness, including finding a provider.
  • If I take this assessment, how do I know no one will see my results except me?
    Compris is completely anonymized. No protected health information (PHI) or personally identifying information (PII) is captured in the Compris Assessment© or results, so it is safe and private. Only you will see your results unless you choose to share them with another individual.
  • When can a person take the assessment?
    You can take this assessment any time, in complete privacy on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • What do I get from taking the assessment?
    About 30 seconds after taking the assessment, an individualized, reliable, and easy-to-understand PDF report pops up on your device. Please don't close your browser until you see and save the report for future review.
  • How much does it cost me to take the assessment?
    You are welcome to take the assessment for free and receive your wellness report. If you would like your healthcare provider to get your full results with prevention and treatment recommendations, they can do so by contacting Compris and sharing the CMR code that was assigned to you (located on each page of your report.)
  • Who can take this assessment?
    You should consider taking this assessment if you are interested in learning more about yourself and improving your wellness.
  • Do I have to have a substance problem to take this assessment?
    No, this assessment is appropriate for anyone. It asks questions related to your life that do not involve substances. It also asks about your substance use, but only the questions that relate to you, so if you don’t use substances, you will not get those questions.
  • Do I have to take the assessment all at once?
    You can save the assessment and come back to it at any time. Simply put your email back into the start page and continue where you left off. (Emails are encrypted, so completely private.) If taking the assessment through your wellness program, after you save your place and before closing the page, please write down your CMR code to be used when you're ready to continue.
  • Can anyone score this assessment?
    Compris includes automated scoring, and immediate, individualized and reliable results. No training is necessary to administer this assessment or interpret the results. Its user-friendly detailed report increases staff efficiency and ability to treat more people.
  • What is Compris' prevention guide?
    Compris is the first SUD assessment tool with risk and resilience-informing guidance to support illness prevention and remission. Six levels of prevention guidance are calculated to match an individual’s risk for illness onset or relapse. Targeted resilience resources to optimize and/or develop, are among Compris’s most useful prevention and treatment planning tools.
  • What is in Compris' treatment plan?
    Since Compris prioritizes substance use disorders as chronic conditions, sustained remission is the implied goal of all its recommendations. Evidence-based risk and resilience factors weigh heavily into every treatment plan. Compris Level of Care Placement: Although consistent with ASAM’s evidence-based level of care criteria, Compris’s placement considerations go beyond illness severity, detox and co-occurring needs, to include lifetime risk and addiction resilience (recovery capital). This encourages an increasing number of those with significant illness, who would otherwise be placed in residential or inpatient settings, to be safely assigned to a wider range of its recommended outpatient settings: Medications: With Compris’ selective medication recommendations made from the risk factor analysis and resilience resources, clinicians can finally begin addressing this significant medication selection dilemma. ED and primary care providers with limited time and expertise, can more safely and confidently assess and initiate patients on the medication that best fits their current needs. Counseling and Support Groups: Long established contributors to sustained remission include focused counseling and ongoing support groups (12-step, SMART, Celebrate, etc.). Compris selectively recommends a range of adjunctive therapies, with or without co-occurring support, plus their minimum duration Additional Treatment Recommendations: Psychiatric consults as well as nicotine cessation, benzodiazepine management and Contingency Management recommendations are built into every treatment plan.
  • Is this assessment right for me and my clients?
    For addiction providers who want a quick, reliable, and easy to use, intake assessment, Compris’ evidence-based, online assessment, delivers a comprehensive prevention and treatment plan to providers in real time, so that they can increase staff efficiency, confidence, and start to treat their clients sooner Fast: 10-20 minute average completion and results available to the provider immediately. Accessible: available online 24/7 anywhere with any computer or mobile device, reaching across cultural, geographic, and economic barriers Easy: No training is necessary to administer this assessment or interpret the results.
  • How much time is entailed to administer the assessment?
    Compris is just a click of a button to share the link to the assessment for easy access. Once your patient completes it, the assessment is both emailed to you and appears on your private dashboard portal.
  • How will this help my practice?
    Primary care providers receive answers they need while staying efficient. For addiction providers who want a quick, reliable, and easy-to-use, intake assessment, Compris’ evidence-based, online assessment, delivers a comprehensive prevention and treatment plan in real time, so that they can increase staff efficiency, confidence, and start to treat their patients sooner.
  • How often should the assessment be given to my clients?
    Compris recommends that providers reassess clients from 1-3 months after initial assessment. This would be particularly helpful in remeasuring their Current Stratified Risk and resilience gains.
  • Are you HIPAA compliant?
    Yes, Compris is completely anonymized. No protected health information (PHI) or personally identifying information (PII) is captured in the Compris Assessment© or results, so it is safe and private.
  • When can my client/patient take the assessment?
    The assessment is available everyday online, 24/7 and the report is delivered to you on the dashboard within minutes. This can be done before their initial appointment so that results can be in the provider’s’ hands before their first appointment, whether in person or through telehealth.
  • Is Compris evidence-based ?
    Compris is not a replication of the past, it’s the innovation of the future. Compris distills six validated complex, time-consuming, inaccessible tools and assessments plus three proprietary ones into one, 10-20 minute, consumer-friendly bilingual assessment. Compris captures substance illness diagnostics, SDoH, behavioral health, including depression, anxiety, and impulsivity, and motivators to engage. The following are Compris' proprietary components: Compris BUILD Model©: Compris’s foremost assessment innovation is a new model that risk-stratifies the likelihood of illness onset, severity, and addiction chronicity. The BUILD Model© combines and rank orders the influences of five evidence-based components: Blueprint (genetics and epigenetics), User Traits, Injured developing brain, Life stress and trauma, and Damage from use. Compris Motivation Scale©: The most widely used approach to recovery readiness is based on the Stages of Change Model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente in the late 1970s. The Compris Motivation Scale© incorporates motivational interviewing into a more nuanced progression, breaking new ground in distinguishing the thought processes and priorities of those contemplating their readiness to address their addictions. Compris’ user-friendly internal dialogue among those at various stages of readiness or engagement in wellness recovery addresses three progressive motivation types (negative, conflicted, and positive). Compris Resilience Profile©: Compris incorporates key resilience factors known to predict human flourishing among large, ongoing population studies by proponents of Positive Psychology. Within the field of addictions, these factors have been further clarified as “recovery capital”. The Compris Resilience Profile© sorts all 28 evidence-based resilience factors into four clarifying areas: Objective, Personal, Relational, and Action. Each of these is defined by seven positive, self-reported features currently present or missing in a person’s life. Motivators to engage: Compris includes a validated Jung/Myers Model of Personality type to optimize provider / client engagement, adapted with permission from iconnecthealth.com.
  • Why did we create the Compris Assessment?
    The current treatment paradigm for substance use disorders (SUD) is broken. Unsustainable healthcare costs and rising deaths directly result from the lack of treatment engagement. It takes 17 years to get 50% addiction recovery rates while those with other conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, get there in just one year. We believe it’s a stigma-driven measurement problem. The focus of current screening assessments reinforces the false belief that addictions are somehow different from other chronic illnesses. In 2019, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) extensively reviewed over thirty SAMHSA-recommended substance use screening tools, and found “no evidence of the benefits or harms” of these tools. Some of the current problems with addiction assessments include no evidence-based standard of care, episodic vs chronic illness management, poor medication (MAT) differentiation, and abstinence vs harm reduction. Compris is the first-to-market addiction risk-stratification assessment – the key to addiction prevention and lifetime management. It is the only tool designed to predict risk, prevent onset, and promote remissions. Compris’ first-of-its-kind digital risk and resilience technology integrates five industry-validated screens into one simple online tool. It is fast, confidential, and available in English and Spanish. By integrating illness risk- and treatment-informing parameters into every assessment, Compris is paving the way for greater parity of addiction assessment and treatment when compared with other chronic illness management protocols.
  • How do I keep track of my patient assessments?
    Since no protected health information (PHI) or personally identifying information (PII) is captured in the Compris Assessment© or results, Compris has developed a provider dashboard that keeps track of patient assessments by generating a patient identifier. The provider assigns patient codes that can be emailed directly to the patient with instructions and a link to the online assessment. Results of the assessment will be both emailed to the provider and generated on the dashboard immediately upon completion of the assessment. These results can be easily integrated into electronic health records.
  • How do I score the Compris Assessment?
    Compris includes automated scoring, and immediate, individualized and reliable results. No training is necessary to administer this assessment or interpret the results. Its user-friendly detailed report increases provider confidence with automated results/scoring. This will increase staff efficiency and ability to treat more people. The mitigating impact on the current addiction epidemic, including the significant access and treatment disparities, will save untold lives
  • How often should the assessment be given to students?
    The Compris assessment is self-administered. It is recommended that those working on their resilience repeat the assessment every 1-3 months.
  • Can students take this assessment?
    College campuses can include the Compris assessment into their wellness programs. Key aspects of the tool have been normed on adolescent population, in addition to adult populations.
  • Can adolescents and children take this assessment?
    Children and adolescents can take this assessment as long as they have parent or guardian permission. Key aspects of the tool have been normed on adolescent population, in addition to adult populations
  • Is this tool helpful for our students with behavioral health concerns?
    The Compris assessment can help improve your student's resilience, academic performance, and retain them in school.
  • How often should the assessment be given to my employees?
    The Compris assessment is self-administered. Compris' online tool can be included as part of their incentivized wellness programs. For best results, Compris recommends taking a progress assessment every 1-3 months.
  • Is this tool helpful for those with behavioral health concerns?
    The Compris assessment addresses the needs of those with behavioral health concerns, as well as addictions. It can help improve your employee's resilience, work performance, and retain them.
  • How will this help my business?
    Companies save an average of $8,800 per employee in recovery in the first year. By addressing safety and compliance and better matching employee needs, including treatment referrals and addressing, employers can decrease healthcare costs and accidents, increase productivity, and reduce turnover.
  • How can Compris help insurance companies save money?
    Payors can anticipate saving $20,400 per person in recovery. Insurance companies rely on “data triggers” to help identify those with high costs due to ER visits and hospitalizations. Insurance companies can incentivize providers to improve their treatment outcomes with evidence-based measurements for most conditions. However, currently there are no such outcome measures for addiction care. Compris can help payors increase provider accountability for better managing this illness, with its quantified interval assessments against program goals.
  • How can Compris drive better outcomes for population health?
    Compris is creating an unprecedented research and practice-informing database with machine learning to accelerate our knowledge of how best to treat and manage this deadly disease. Such useful data points include: Risk-related demographics, social determinants, DSM-5 severity, Nicotine use, substance misuse markers, including binge drinking, ER visits, hospitalizations, comorbid illnesses, and resilience gains. Once integrated into provider EHRs, we can help identify the causes and solutions to many population health challenges.
  • How much do addictions cost insurance companies?
    Healthcare costs for those with addictions are an extra $24,400 per person per year. These costs include cost of addiction interventions as well as comorbid illnesses.

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