Funded Projects

Project # Project Title Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC(s) Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
2R44DA044062-02
LEVERAGING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS WITHIN SOCIAL NETWORKS TO MAXIMIZE DRUG ANDALCOHOL TREATMENT EFFICACY AND RELAPSE PREVENTION Cross-Cutting Research Small Business Programs NIDA Sober Grid Pesce, Christopher Neil Boston, MA 2019
FOA Title: PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required)
FOA Number: PA-18-573
Summary:

Sober Grid™ has developed a smartphone-based mobile application currently in use by more than 120,000 individuals worldwide who are in, or seeking, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The “Grid,” as it is known, is a mobile-based, social recovery community providing rapid context-specific peer support, efficient help seeking, motivational enhancement exercises, and member ratings of support content—all aimed to prevent relapse. The overarching goal of this phase II project is to extend the current capabilities of the Sober Grid app to achieve a comprehensive social recovery support app featuring intelligent, context-appropriate resource matching and 24/7 rapid-response peer coaching that is effective in reducing disordered substance use and is cost-effective. This projects tests whether providing this functionality to high-risk members will be acceptable, feasible, increase access to and engagement with resources, and have a positive effect in increasing time to relapse and days of consecutive abstinence.