What is Workit?
Workit is an online 12-week program designed to help individuals reduce or stop drinking, drug use, and / or other risky addictive behaviors (like gambling or pornography). The program is based on clinically-proven science and expert counseling.
Who will know I am in Workit?
Nobody! We urge people worried about confidentiality to sign up anonymously, using nicknames and personal email addresses.
What if I just want to moderate my use, not stop altogether?
We get it. We’ve been there. Whatever your goal is, be it moderation, harm reduction, or total abstinence, we help you achieve it.
Wait a minute; just who are you calling a risky user?
That’s a great question, and we are going to give you a straightforward answer: no one. We aren’t diagnosing your patterns of use, misuse or abuse. We built our platform to meet a diverse group of people with unique needs. You set your goals, and we help you meet them. While one Workit member might have a goal of cutting down his or her weekly number of drinks, another might want to stop entirely. The choice is yours.
So who uses Workit?
Workit best fits people who want to make positive changes in a confidential, stigma-free, and convenient environment. Many Workit members work on moderating their drinking, drug use, or other behaviors, rather than quitting cold turkey.
Whatever your goal is, our Workit team of experts helps you get there.
Getting Started & Pricing
How do I get started?
Join Workit in three simple steps:
- Sign up (2 minutes). Visit app.workithealth.com or your company or health plan URL and click “Get Started.”
- Complete onboarding (5 minutes). You will get to know us, and we’ll get to know you. Choose what program you want to join (Workit or Tribe), what you want to work on, and we’ll match you with your coach.
- Start with our first section, Kickstart (5 minutes). If you opt in, we will mail you a welcome kit with all sorts of goodies.
How much does Workit cost?
You can sign up for Workit as an individual or through certain health plans or employers. If you are signing up as an individual, please view pricing by visiting workithealth.com/pricing.
How do I know if Workit is covered by my employer or health plan?
I'm not covered and I can't afford it. But I need it.
We get it. Seriously. Many of us were able to get better due to someone else helping us out. That’s why we’ve implemented a Workit Scholarships program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know.
Nitty Gritty: About the Workit Program
How is the program structured?
The Workit core program is organized into six phases: Kickstart, Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit and Tribe. When you graduate from the 12-week core program, you can stay connected and continue developing your Workit skills during Onward, the long-term extension of the Workit program.
What do you mean by research-validated?
Our core program content blends a variety of proven and well-studied interventions. We didn’t just make this stuff up (see our team of experts here), and we rely on methodologies and practices that have been rigorously tested in clinical trials. That means the folks using Workit are invited to explore leading strategies for arresting and managing addictive behaviors. We match the exercises you see to the needs you express. To do that, we draw on a host of behavioral techniques.
Read more: www.workithealth.com/science-behind-workit/
Who are these coaches?
Just like our core content relies on a wealth of psychological and psychiatric literature, our counseling rests on a foundation of broad qualification, targeted training and direct personal experience. That means our coaches are licensed practitioners with advanced degrees in psychology and social work. They have received Workit specific training that prepares them for the particulars of this channel (the intervention modalities outlined above), as well as a rich grounding in motivational interviewing (a method demonstrated to enhance engagement and retention.
Lastly, Workit coaches are individuals who have intimate knowledge of risky substance use. Having overcome challenges themselves, Workit coaches draw from reservoirs of personal experience: they’ve been there, and they extend a knowing, professionally trained, hand.
Confidentiality & Data
When you say "confidential," do you mean nobody will find out?
Our HIPAA-compliant platform carefully safeguards member data. As individuals progress through the program, their individual struggles, strengths and preferences become increasingly apparent. These data points are leveraged to personalize members’ experiences, tailoring content to match unique goals. Along with self-reported data, Workit members complete validated instruments to assess things like life-satisfaction, well-being and relative risk for imminent relapse. We want our members to achieve concrete wellness goals and we want them to do so in a way that feels subjectively meaningful. This balance between demonstrable, quantitative outcomes and individual felt success is core to our mission.
So to answer the question: Workit tracks what you look at, and for how long. Workit notices what does and doesn’t work for you. Workit carefully analyzes and stores the information you provide as you progress through core platform content. Workit then presents this information to you in a digestible format: our proprietary “thrive-meter.” At once a reflective interface (our thrive-meter pats you on the back and lets you know how you are doing), it is also a predictive tool — the constellation of data analyzed at the backend gives you insight into future challenges. With the “thrive-meter,” Workit Health offers a unique view into your brain health and substance wellness.
Finally, for a different audience Workit generates data on overall health, anonymizing and aggregating individual outcomes for presentation to employers, payers and consumers.
We love emails, texts, calls, visitors and in the winter, hot chocolate! Reach out with any questions, we’re right here.
Workit North Address
150 South 5th Ave, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
415-610-4535 Ann Arbor Office
Workit West Address
6400 Hollis Street, Suite 3
Oakland, California, 94608
Phone 415-715-9527 Oakland Office