Predicting Risk & Matching Needs

Even before the first opioid script is written, TrestleTree is capable of predicting the person’s risk for opioid abuse and addiction through our proprietary Opioid Risk Prediction Tool. TrestleTree believes that predicting and preventing the opioid problem before it starts is the best approach to curbing the crisis. TrestleTree is also able to prevent these high-risk individuals from hitting an unintentional slippery slope of opioid abuse and addiction via TrestleTree’s unique behavior change coaching. TrestleTree’s core expertise lies in helping people change when change is difficult. When someone is in pain, opioids may prove a viable option—at the same time, opioids can have unintended consequences that impact not only the individual but the community around them.

Predict: TrestleTree's Opioid Risk Prediction Tool

TrestleTree has the exclusive rights to the Opioid Risk Prediction Tool, which has a predictive ability of just over .90. Our tool, developed by a leading pharmacy research school, is like no other on the market. It predicts who is at most risk of the slippery slope of misuse, abuse and addiction, allowing us to design an individualized approach to curbing the opioid crisis. The research has shown that:

  • Even just a few days of opioid therapy can increase your addiction risk
    • 6-day supply = 13.5% chance of continued opioid use 1-year later
    • 11-day supply = 25% chance of continued opioid use 1-year later
    • 31-day supply = 42% chance of continued opioid use 1-year later
  • Early conversations are critical, ideally before the first prescription is given
Data & graph taken from the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Prevent: TrestleTree's Opioid Coaching

Through TrestleTree’s unique approach and expertise in helping people change behavior that are resistant to change or don't want to change, our Coaches leverage a trusted partnership with individuals to disrupt the abuse potential of opioids before it begins. The TrestleTree Opioid Coaching focuses on 3 key components:

  1. Deepening an understanding of the potential misuse and abuse potential of opioids
  2. Discussing how to communicate with providers regarding opioid concerns
  3. Exploring evidence-based alternatives to opioids for pain management

Like our Comprehensive Behavior Change Coaching program, our Coaches undergo an intensive training led by Ph.D. Psychologists consisting of:

  • 200+ training hours in the TrestleTree Model
  • Ongoing one-on-one supervision
  • 8 hours of continuing medical education from Harvard Medical School
  • 16 hours of targeted opioid training
    Blending of the mechanism of opioids, their impact, and alternative pain management solutions all within the framework of the TrestleTree model



Press Release: TrestleTree Acquires Opioid Risk Prediction Tool
TrestleTree, LLC has signed an exclusive agreement for the rights to an Opioid Risk Prediction Tool, which aims to pre-identify individuals susceptible to opioid abuse and addiction before the first opioid prescription is written. Read More

Press Release: One Call Launches New Biopsychosocial Health Program
One Call, the nation's leading provider of specialized healthcare solutions for the workers' compensation industry, has partnered with TrestleTree, a company that offers behavioral health coaching services and proprietary opioid risk prediction tools, to accelerate an injured worker's road to recovery. Read More