iPAL For Smoking, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Cessation:

A key concept in iPAL is Event Cycle. Research shows that Events occur in three Cycles, daily (performed every day), weekly (performed a number of times per week but not every day, and monthly, performed less than once weekly). Daily Events are our most routine and often habitual Events. When these habitual Events are self destructive, such as with smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, not only are we not optimizing our potential, but actually contributing to the detriment of self and society.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the medical costs for chronic diseases (most of which are caused by high-risk behaviors such as smoking, drug or alcohol abuse, or obesity.) account for 60% of the nation’s $1 trillion cost for medical care. Since the introduction of DRGs in the early 1980’s, the health care industry had evolved into the current business practice of Managed Care using a capitation model of payment.

In an effort to reduce the expense of high-cost and high-volume DRGs the healthcare industry has historically used traditional didactic educational modalities to teach self efficacy to a high-cost DRG population as a means of population management. The knowledge based, educational interventions have proven to be insufficient in producing the sustained behavior change sought in the management of high-cost and high-volume DRGs. Using one drug as an alternative to another is also a common practice. Only recently have shock pictures been placed on cigarette packages, showing some indication of alternative approaches.

iPAL is a viable and cost effective compliment or alternative to current care modalities for this population. iPAL coaches users in making appropriate Event choices and shows them how to optimize each Event in their lives. A Personal Events DatabaseTM (PED) is stored in eight Life Categories with goals in each category. The person conducts self analysis through mathematical calculations performed automatically by the iPAL Personal Events AnalysisTM (PEA) on the PED. With the structure of iPAL as a coach and guide, the person self manages long term positive behavioral change. Follow the links below to learn more.