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IN TONIGHT'S HEALTH WATCH, OPIOID OVERDOSES KILL MORE THAN 130 PEOPLE EVERY DAY IN THE US

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND SCIENTISTS SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS TO SAVE LIVES, A BOSTON TECH COMPANY MAY HAVE FOUND ONE WAY DR MAX GOMEZ SAYS THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT Reporter: WHEN JOY THOMPSON SHARES HOW LONG SHE HAS BEEN IN RECOVERY AND OFF THE PAINKILLERS THAT DERAILED HER LIFE SHE CAN'T HELP BUT SMILE FOUR YEARS, I FEEL AMAZING

EVERYTHING IS JUST SO GOOD Reporter: SHE CREDITS MUCH OF HER RECENT SUCCESS TO THIS APP ON HER PHONE THAT HOLDS HER ACCOUNTABLE, WITH RANDOM BREATHALYZER AND DRUG TESTS THIS, WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE IS MY HISTORY RESULTS ARE IMMEDIATE THE TESTING IS MONITORED BY A VIDEO AND THOMPSON IS REWARDED WITH UP TO $200 PER MONTH FOR WORKING, ATTENDING MEETINGS AND NOT USING

THE REWARD OF PULLING OUT MY PHONE AND SAYING TO MY DAUGHTER, LOOK, OVER AND OVER AGAIN Reporter: DYNAMIC CARE HEALTH DEVELOPED THE APP FOUNDER ERIC SAYS SO FAR THEY HAVE SEEN PROMISING OUTCOMES NOT ONLY WITH OPIOID ADDICTS BUT ALSO WITH ALCOHOL ADDICTION AND SMOKING IT'S REALLY TRYING TO GET TO THE REWARD SYSTEM IN THE BRAIN THAT'S DRIVING THE ADDICTION AND CREATE COUNTER FORCE OF REWARDS FOR STAYING SOBER AND STAYING IN TREATMENT Reporter: THOMPSON GOT HOOKED ON PAINKILLERS AFTER SHE WAS PRESCRIBED THEM FOLLOWING SURGERY

HER ADDICTION LED HER TO CRIME AND THEN PRISON SINCE HER RELEASE SHE HAS MADE MORE THAN $800 USING THE TECHNOLOGY HER REENTRY PROGRAM PROVIDES FUNDS THROUGH A GRANT I HONESTLY SAY FROM MY HEART, THAT APP GOT ME TO WHERE I AM Reporter: SHE SAYS IN THE PROCESS SHE HAS LEARNED SHE IS STRONGER THAN SHE THOUGHT AND FEELS LIKE SHE IS STARTING A NEW LIFE

FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, EVEN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND EMPLOYERS CAN COVER THE INCENTIVE COSTS FOR USERS THIS IS ALL INNOVATIVE ENOUGH THAT DYNAMIC WAS RECENTLY AWARDED $1 MILLION FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF THE

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