C Three Foundation Program Summary, June 2017
Keywords: Outreach, Multimedia, Education, Stigma Reduction
Encourage people with alcohol use disorder to seek treatment by showing the success of the Sinclair Method, while highlighting the inadequacies of the current treatment industry.
Fundraising – IndieGoGo: Nov/Dec 2013
Launch on Demand – Vimeo and VHX: Oct 2014
Film 4 Change Award: Jan 2015
DVD Fundraising – IndieGoGo: Feb/Mar 2015
DVD Release – August 2015
AmazonPrime availability – May 2016
Is One Little Pill encouraging people with alcohol use disorder to seek treatment?
2015 Survey: A 2015 survey of C Three Foundation constituents indicated two people (5.88% of respondents) listed the film as their introduction to TSM.
2017 Survey: A 2017 survey of C Three Foundation constituents indicated seven people (7.00% of respondents) listed the film as their introduction to TSM.
Vimeo – 1,262 units
VHX – 1,591 units
DVD – 320 units
Projected cost to operate in 2018: $4,000
Projected gross revenue in 2018: $6,000
Sales of One Little Pill have steadily, but predictably, declined since the film’s release and subsequent placement on free to watch channels such as Amazon Prime. However, traffic on the One Little Pill website has remained steady with an excess of 50,000 page views annually, proving that while revenue potential associated with the film may be past its peak, the importance of this film as an outreach tool has potential for continued growth.
Keywords: Medication adherence aid
Increase medication adherence for people using the Sinclair Method, while also serving as a tool for building relationships with medical professionals treating patients with TSM.
Program Launch—Feb 2014
Does a pill holder key chain increase medication adherence?
2015 Survey: In a 2015 survey of C Three Foundation constituents 32 of 33 people (96.97% of respondents) either disagreed (12) or strongly disagreed (20) that it was difficult to remember to take their medication.
2017 Survey: In a 2017 survey of C Three Foundation constituents 92 of 100 people (92% of respondents) either disagreed (26) or strongly disagreed (66) that it was difficult to remember to take their medication.
Total Distribution – 439
TSM Users (direct) - 199
Doctors – 110 [2014 (20), 2015 (20), 2016 (50), 2017 (20)]
Remaining in stock – 61
Projected cost to operate in 2018: $1,200
Projected gross revenue in 2018: $1,000
It is difficult to say with certainty that the key chain program is contributing to better medication adherence among those using TSM for recovery through harm reduction. However, this program is popular among participating doctors, with several physicians requesting additional key chains multiple times. These physicians generally report success rates that are aligned with the published 78% success rate. Additionally, the key chains have met expectations as tools to continue strengthening professional relationships between the C Three Foundation staff and doctors.
This nearly cost-neutral program will need to undergo modifications in late 2017 as the original stock will need replaced. There is reason to believe that a more sturdy, although more costly, key chain will encourage a more robust demand for sales, which offset the costs of providing free key chains.
Keywords: Support system help, education, skill-building, stigma reduction
Assist those in recovery using the Sinclair Method by providing helpful information about the nature of addiction and motivation to members of their support system.
Program Launch—Feb 2017
Evaluations Begin—May 2017
Are we better equipping significant others to support the recovery of a loved one?
$750 in donations were collected to fund this program
19 of 25 Beyond Addiction books have been requested and shipped.
Projected cost to operate in 2018: $1,500
Projected gross revenue in 2018: non-revenue producing program
It is too early to definitively state whether or not the SOS program is working, as the evaluation process has just begun. Early response has been favorable, but evaluation efforts are not projected to end until early October.
Based on early demand, if program evaluation leads to a determination of success, the SOS program will aim to double in size for 2018, relying 100% on donations to continue.
Keywords: Awareness, education, professional development, stigma reduction, treatment
Inform medical professionals about the Sinclair Method, educate them on the importance of screening their patients for alcohol use disorders, provide them with the necessary resources for treating patients using TSM, and connect them with patients looking for recovery through medication assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder.
Program Design begins—Spring 2015
Initial Fundraising—July 2015
Website construction begins—Sept 2015
Medicare Part-D address verification phase, includes 100+ volunteer hours—2016
Website launches—Mar 2017
Post card mailing begins, 100/month—Mar 2017
ASAM Annual Conference exhibition table—April 2017
Are our physician outreach efforts making it easier for people seeking TSM for alcohol use disorder recovery to obtain treatment from qualified medical professionals?
2015 Survey: In a 2015 survey of C Three Foundation constituents 9 of 34 people (26.47% of respondents) found it easy to find a doctor willing to let them try TSM.
2017 Survey: In a 2017 survey of C Three Foundation constituents 42 of 99 people (42.42% of respondents) found it easy to find a doctor willing to let them try TSM.
Our Find a Physician page has grown from nothing, to four pages containing nearly 2,200 medical professionals that are separated based upon the presumed level of TSM knowledge professionals listed are expected to exhibit:
Verified—independently verified by C Three staff to be accepting new patients and treating them using TSM.
Telemedicine Provider—Independently verified to be offering TSM to patients via telemedicine services in the state/country listed.
Non-verified—physicians suggested by patients as having a working knowledge of TSM, but who have not been independently verified.
Naltrexone Provider—physicians who prescribed oral naltrexone through the Medicare Part-D program in 2013 as listed by CMS. It is unknown if any of these providers are aware of TSM.
Projected cost to operate in 2018: $19,100
Projected gross revenue in 2018: non-revenue producing program
The PhyOP program is perhaps the most ambitious project undertaken by the C Three Foundation to date, and it has proven to be the most difficult to obtain funding for, having been turned down for multiple grants. We keep finding ways to move forward with the program, but in piecemeal. The 2,100 post cards are being sent 100 per month. Branded USBs containing a TSM protocol are handed out at conferences instead of being sent to all potential prescribers. The website was built and is maintained internally, and all returned post cards are researched by a volunteer. Under-funding slows progress, stretching what should have been a 12-18 month long project to at least four years.