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DynamiCare Health is a digital clinic that helps individuals overcome addiction to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The DynamiCare program is focused on motivation and accountability and works to challenge and empower its users to desire to improve and change their lives for good.

Boston, Massachusetts | Founded 2018
Does Not Accept Insurance
Does Not Accept HSA/FSA

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    DynamiCare Health Company Overview

    Humans innately respond to positive reinforcement, whether it's a pay raise for doing a good job at work or boosting your child’s allowance for helping more around the house, it makes us feel good and want to do it more. Research has shown that positive reinforcement can also be extremely effective in the treatment of drug abuse. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and DynamiCare Health was created to help solve this issue. 

    Dynamicare is scientifically proven to increase your chances of getting sober and staying sober. They use a comprehensive telehealth program that reinforces your recovery from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco that combines a smartphone app, a support coach, tools and techniques for accountability, and rewards to help keep you motivated in your journey to recovery. Dynamicare will match you with a certified recovery coach who you will meet with weekly by video chat and you are able to text them anytime. You are able to measure your progress with the provided breathalyzer or saliva drug tests that will be performed using the Dynamicare app with a selfie video. You are also able to earn up to $300 in rewards if you complete the recommended steps, it will be loaded onto a smart debit card that blocks cash withdrawals and unsafe spending at liquor stores and bars.

    Dynamicare uses a rewards-based treatment approach called Contingency Management (CM). CM uses the power of incentives for successful recovery from addiction. CM manages the disease of substance use disorder by using rewards that are contingent on healthy behavior There have been over 170 scientific studies on using CM to treat those with alcohol or drug problems. You are able to view the leading research on this treatment approach on the Dynamicare website. CM is recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General, the NIH, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine


    Is DynamiCare Health Right For You?

    Are you or a loved one struggling with drugs or alcohol addiction? If you answered yes than DynamiCare Health could be a great step in your journey towards recovery. They not only support the individual but their family and friends as well. Dynamicare is an evidence-based approach that has been proven to increase the odds of successful long-term recovery or maintenance of your moderation-based goals. Three independent clinical studies have shown that Dynamicare increases quit rates for opioids, alcohol, and tobacco by 2-3x when compared to conventional treatment. 

    Dynamicare is a great option for those struggling with addiction who want to be able to receive support from the comfort of their own home. Dynamicare is great because you just need to download the app on your phone and you will have access to your appointments, tests, recovery coach, and learning modules anytime anywhere. This is a great option for those who have limited access to support due to transportation issues, mobility issues, busy lifestyle, or living rurally.

    Dynamicare realizes that many people are being dramatically impacted by COVID-19 and they wanted to do something to help. COVID-19 is making it difficult for those in recovery to be able to attend peer support groups so Dynamicare is offering FREE live online recovery support meetings every day at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. There is no registration required and these meetings will be hosted by peers and allies to help support those in recovery.


    Is DynamiCare Health Credible?

    Dynamicare was founded by a father-son duo Eric And David Gastfrined. Eric is a Harvard graduate who holds an MBA and is a tech executive and his father David Gastfriend MD is an international expert in addiction psychiatry. Dynamicare’s work has been recognized by a number of grants and awards that include NIH grants, the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, the 2018 Harvard Business School Alumni New Venture Competition, and a 2019 New York Times Good Tech Award.

    Dynamicare has done cutting-edge research that has proven how their Contingency Management treatment program works to help those fighting with addiction find the way to live healthier happier lives. Many substance use disorder programs around the country have implemented Dynamicare as part of their outpatient programs because of the research that proves it works.


    How it works

    You are able to sign yourself up or if you have a loved one struggling with addiction you are able to sign up for them. Dynamicare will personally match individuals with a certified recovery coach to help keep them motivated, supported, and accountable to their goals. With Dynamicare you are able to complete virtual substance tests through the app anytime anywhere, Dynamicare meets you where you are. Members are able to earn monetary rewards for staying sober, attending treatment, and completing self-guided therapy modules. If members allow family or friends to follow their progress through the supporter portal, family and friends can add funds to the member’s reward account to help keep their loved one motivated. 


    How Much Does DynamiCare Health Cost?

    DynamiCare Health provides 3 different membership levels depending on your needs. All programs are 100% refundable with the return of unopened testing equipment within 14 days of receipt. Dynamicare is able to check with your insurance provider to see if you have benefits for this type of service.

    Standard - $90/week billed monthly at $360, your loved one gets:

    • A dedicated recovery coach
    • Verified appointment chick-ins
    • Self-guided therapy modules
    • Substance testing to stay accountable
    • The opportunity to earn $100/month

    You get:

    • A progress dashboard for your loved one
    • Safer financial support with smart debit card

    Family Plus - $115/week billed monthly at $460, your loved one gets

    • A dedicated recovery coach
    • Verified appointment check-ins
    • Self-guided therapy modules
    • Substance testing to stay accountable
    • The opportunity to earn $100/month

    You get:

    • Progress dashboard for your loved one
    • Safer financial support with smart debit card
    • 1-on-1 family coaching via video, text, and email
    • A video course on helping your loved one
    • Monthly webinars and online support group

    Lite - $73/week bill monthly at $290, your loved one gets

    • A dedicated recovery coach
    • Verified appointment check-ins
    • Self-guided therapy modules
    • Substance testing to stay accountable

    You get:

    • Progress dashboard for your loved one

    What Do We Think About DynamiCare Health?

    DynamiCare Health has done the research and it is proven to work to increase the chances of recovery for those struggling with addiction. The video and written personal testimonials on Dynamicare’s website show how Dynamicare has changed peoples lives and the lives of their loved ones for the better. The price of Dynamicare is a little costly, but the cost is likely far less than the cost of other treatment programs or the cost of the addictive substances. We believe if you are struggling with addiction or you know someone who is struggling with addiction Dynamicare would be a great place to start your journey towards recovery, you have nothing to lose if it doesn’t seem like the right fit you can get a 100% refund after your 2-week trial period.