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$200.00 minimum investment

Sober Network

Rewards-Driven Sober Community

Small OPO
Delray Beach, FL
Health Tech
Accepting International Investment
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There is not a person in America who has not been touched by addiction. As you’re reading this, someone you may know is abusing drugs or alcohol.


A new report released by the Center for Disease Control in March 2018 found "Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Overdose deaths increased in all categories of drugs examined for men and women, people ages 15 and older, all races and ethnicities, and across all levels of urbanization." The White House has declared it a National Public Health Emergency. 

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)


Sober Network Inc. is in the business of providing innovative digital solutions and award-winning mobile applications that address multiple and varying needs of the substance abuse treatment industry. 


The Company was formed in 2015 to consolidate the existing, complementary brands founded and developed by industry leader Dr. Harold Jonas to find and implement disruptive solutions into the billion-dollar substance abuse treatment industry. 


The Company conducts its business operations under several different brands that have a singular purpose: assisting recovering addicts and service providers in the addiction and recovery industry to produce better results.


The multi-billion dollar substance abuse treatment industry has been growing exponentially. Unfortunately, we believe none of this growth and investment has moved the needle of change. We believe that as an industry, we have completely stagnated, failing people seeking recovery, and their families. 


Sober.com has been active online since 2000. It has grown to become a well-trafficked directory where people can find their best clinical and financial fit for services. 


Sober Coaches (formerly RecoveryCoaches.com) was created to fill the void of trained coaches. The site offers accredited training and the network to connect coaches with clients. It is certified nationwide for out training program for coaching people seeking recovery by NAADAC, the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors


Sobersystems is a mobile technology solution launched in 2012. Its innovative design became the foundation for award-winning variations (Reminderz and FlexDek for MAT editions). 


Sobercoin launched in beta in 2018, and there is an active demo available here. The concept is simple: incentivize people for behavioral change. 


This is not a new concept, and it is already successfully utilized in many areas. Most of us are familiar with how major corporations use rewards for loyalty programs; parents use rewards as a child rearing technique; and the criminal justice system uses it for inmate rewards, like parole.

Why not use the same concept for behavioral change?

Why not apply it to the opioid crisis?

Why not reward addicts to stay sober?

Further research disclosed a convergence of blockchain, cryptocurrency and the brain's reward pathway. To move the needle on technology adoption, we created a digital rewards supply in December 2017: Sobercoin, The Currency of Recovery. To date, we have: developed and deployed Sobercoin, forked from Litecoin, created Android and Windows wallets (the iOS wallet is expected to be deployed late September 2018), and pre-mined 6.2 million Sobercoin as of August 2018. 


Sobercoin will primarily be used as rewards to incentivize current and future visitors (2 million annually per Google Analytics, 2017) to activate membership in the first rewards-driven Sober Community. (600,000 Sobercoin have been reserved for developers and founders.)


Sober Network is providing people recovering from addiction the opportunity to choose sobriety and make a positive change. We want to reward people for behavioral change with Sobercoin. 


Sober Network's business model is multifaceted, built on its core brand of Sober.com. This advertising directory needs to be rebuilt using an updated programming language for enhanced user operability. It currently serves nearly two million visitors a year, and this traffic can be converted to community members via our Sobercoin reward. These same visitors also can be converted into ad revenue as lead generators.

Once a member in our rewards driven community, the member is provided opportunities to generate additional Sobercoin by responding to offers. These offers consist of the visitor trading information for the Sobercoin reward. More Sobercoin can be generated by referring friends and family.  Ad revenue is an option to explore in the offers as is “call to action” for other available services Sober Network provides.


One of the action calls is an opportunity to trade Sobercoin for current products or services. We have a Sobercoaches.info training platform as well as professional coaches available to provide recovery coaching in exchange for Sobercoin. The Intro to Sober Coach training modules are on 1:1 exchange basis, whereby coach services differ from coach to coach. Visitors can purchase the training if they do not want to earn Sobercoin. The nationally recognized training is sold in the marketplace via Google AdWords and in two affiliate networks, Clickbank and Offervault.


Our Sobersystems mobile app solution is a revenue stream waiting to explode. Sober.com visitor traffic will be encouraged to download and use Sobersystems for accountability, data collection and to earn more Sobercoin. The app has an advertising platform built in for additional revenue.


We believe the Sobercoin reward token is the first of its kind in the industry. Our goal is get the Sobercoin adopted virally while introducing the digital concept to treatment center executive teams. Our plan is for Sobercoin to supplant the use of levels, points and strokes as a current reward model for achieving treatment goals and earning privileges. The value of the Sobercoin will be determined by adoption rates, utilization and scarcity. 


Treatment centers and other providers of services and products to people in sobriety or recovery can purchase Sobercoin to reward and incentive their clients and customers. Each individual agency can distribute Sobercoin to their client base according to agency philosophy. In addition to the direct products and services provided through our brands, we intend to monetize the vast amount of data we have accumulated on user behavior to date, as well as additional information we anticipate generating through integrating our services. All data is anonymized through our fully HIPAA and HITECH Act compliant server clusters, redundantly provisioned through Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, and Hostek. 

The Offering

Investment
$5.00/share of Common Stock B | When you invest you are betting the Company’s future value will exceed $26M.


Perks*

$500 — When you invest $500, you will receive a Free Coach Training Course.

$1,000 — When you invest $1,000, you will receive the above training, 3 coaching sessions, plus a commemorative Sobercoin.


*All perks are awarded after the offering is completed.

For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

Get Sober. Stay Sober.®

We believe Sobercoin to be the First Blockchain-Based Digital Currency Incentivizing an Addict's Motivation to Stay Clean, Sober and in Recovery

Blockchain-based Sobercoin is The Currency of Recovery. It

incentivizes an addict using the reward system to stay clean and sober. Numerous scholarly research studies have found the use of motivational incentives with addicts increased retention and resulted in higher rates of sobriety for participants. (See, e.g., Susan Yeres, Ed.D., Betty Gurnell, M.ED, Meg Holmberg, MSW 2005.)   In short, it works!


Like frequent-flier points or cash back bonuses on credit cards, Sobercoin acts as a reward for staying sober and off drugs. Anyone with internet access can join the Sober.com community and get rewarded with their first Sobercoin! 


Sobercoin will be introduced with two designated markets:

  • Existing treatment agencies, which lose leverage with clients as they progress through the continuum of care. Sobercoin can be implemented as a reward for a variety of treatment-oriented achievements.
  • The general public can earn Sobercoin by registering as a member of our established online community, referring friends or using our Sobersystems mobile app. 

Sober Network has a strategic plan to penetrate the market. We believe the mentality to accumulate points in entrenched, and asking people to convert from points to Sobercoin is viewed as an easy bridge. We believe owning Sobercoin will be a badge of honor to acquire, hold and circulate. Each time it’s transacted, it is announcing to the world sobriety works! We’ll then be able to leverage existing rewards programs to include Sobercoin as an accepted form of payment. This will let people use Sobercoin to purchase an array of products and services. Current Sobercoin holders can trade for advertising on Sober Network platforms, professional recovery coaching or even professional recovery coach training on Sobercoaches.info. 


We intend Sobercoin to be used by those in recovery – and anyone choosing to support a recovering person – at recognized retail merchants or be integrated into existing rewards programs.

We need YOUR HELP to take Sober Network to the next level.


To date, Sober Network has created established brands in the market. Most recently we have created Sobercoin using the Litecoin fork on the blockchain. We developed our own mining program and have over 5.3 million Sobercoin ready to distribute into the marketplace. This public information can be reviewed here.


To achieve long-term success, we must ramp up national marketing and advertising while continuing additional technology development.

Previous Successes

Dr. Harold Jonas has been active in long-term recovery for more than 30 years. He earned his licensure as a psychotherapist in Florida specializing in Addiction. Through his journey in recovery, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Addiction Studies. He continues to maintain certification as an Addictions Professional (Ph.D., L.M.H.C., CAP). As a serial entrepreneur behind more than 10 highly successful brand launches, Dr. Jonas’ vision for Sober Network combines his extensive knowledge of addiction and recovery with technology and business.

Sober.com (formerly called Soberhouses.com) started in 2000 as the first housing directory dedicated to serving people in transition. Determined to assist people departing treatment who needed to establish stable drug-free housing in areas from where they came from, Soberhouses.com was created and dominated the market. Industry demand necessitated the domain acquisition of Sober.com, expanding housing to include the full continuum of care. Visitors to Sober.com soon made clear they wanted more than information, they needed supportive services. 

Advertising revenues permitted growth and development, allowing us to offer free recovery coach training - a social capitalism investment in recovery coaching. Again, Dr. Jonas was first to market in 2005, providing live online training of new coaches. The training included being certified by the Florida Certification Board (and later by NAADAC, the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors).  Recovery coaching is widely viewed as a valued service in the addiction and recovery treatment industry.


The internet evolved as did the team, and a brief history shows how the Sobersystems mobile app was created. Dr. Jonas’ overarching vision for strong, sober, supportive recovery communities led him to open Koffeeokee, a social environment to serve as the hub of recovery for recovering addicts. Koffeeokee was prototyped for potential licensing nationwide. This new brand of coffeehouse pioneered the integration of social support, entertainment and creativity outlets for guests visiting and living in the Delray area and surrounding communities. Koffeeokee drew national and international attention via front page articles in the New York Times and The Guardian (2007). At Koffeeokee, Dr. Jonas observed the youthful population gravitate to the latest technological trend: iPhone. The future was clear to Dr. Jonas, and an accountability platform called Sobersystems went live in 2012. This innovative platform became the foundation for multiple editions, including Reminderz and FlexDek for MAT, both of which received first prize recognition in national contests for technology-based solutions for client engagement and retention.


Following the path of these successes, additional specialty directories were created from the Company’s expansive domain portfolio. Halfwayhouses.com, Soberhouses.com and Christianrehabs.com were launched and are still minimally trafficked. These and many other opportunities sit idle as we secure more funding to establish them as viable options to assist people seeking help.  

Community Connection

In the substance abuse treatment industry, pro bono services are provided. We want agencies to exchange those same services for Sobercoin. Why?  It becomes a win for all. The client is incentivized, the agency gets to shout out support and Sobercoin gets circulated. This is a marketing vehicle waiting to leave the station. Every time an agency chooses to trade services for Sobercoin, Sober Network will add it to a running banner billboard on all its properties, announcing the agency’s contribution.


Sober Network is promoting Sobercoin to be a shared currency for the sober community. Our own intact ecosystem can be utilized or segmented out to existing providers with Sobercoin used as an incentive to change. This is your chance to join Dr. Jonas and his team and change society – and save lives. 

Sober Network Inc. is an active operational company generating revenue from multiple brands. To date each brand has functioned interdependently. In May 2018, all brands were solidified under the corporate banner of Sober Network Inc. We are poised to explode our ecosystem into the marketplace. Our intent is that Sobercoin will be accepted at agencies participating in the ecosystem of Sober.com, Sobercoaches, Sobersystems and its valued affiliates and partners. Barriers to services are reduced and individuals, families and communities can get improved care. 

A New Frontier of Treatment

Sober Network leads the way to a new frontier of treatment intervention tackling the raging substance abuse contagion impacting every segment of society.


Traditional treatment interventions usually require the active substance abuser to relocate to a facility for care. This starts with a supervised medical detox, then to less restrictive levels of care. Discharge normally happens too soon. The addict is left unprepared to meet life on life’s terms, which very often results in the addict regressing to drug use to cope.


We are proposing meeting the addict where they are and guiding them through the process of change. This will be done by providing a connection with a Sober Coach and incentivizing the addict throughout their recovery with the opportunity to earn Sobercoin.

The Statistics

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), on any given day, there are 21 million active drug users in the United States. The great tragedy is that, according to our findings, at most 2.3 million people get professional treatment each year. Current treatment models which encourage anonymity do not permit statistics to be accumulated for analysis.


More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids – a figure that has nearly doubled in a decade, per the public health information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)    


According to SAMHSA data analysis, it takes an individual three treatment episodes over a ten-year period to achieve one year of sobriety. This is an utter abysmal failure, and too many people are dying long before the ten-year mark.


WE CAN – WE MUST – DO BETTER!

Drugs Involved in US Overdose Deaths

Of the 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) with over 20,000 overdose deaths. 


Invest in Sober Network today!

Can We Afford to Wait?

By supporting Sober Network, you’ll actively contribute to improving the well-being of our nation, which will have a direct positive impact on your family and local community. Additionally, you’ll be funding massive change to an outdated system of care that is broken and steers the people who need help most onto a path of anonymous struggles. 


We’re on the verge of implementing profoundly positive change that will engage young people by communicating with them directly through their mobile devices.  As far as we know, no other company has implemented this many services under one platform before.  Help us disrupt society – for the betterment of all.

In the Press

10 Entrepreneurs in Recovery
December 23, 2016

These entrepreneurs used the skills they learned in active addiction to help them succeed in business.

Recovery app for opioid MAT patients wins national challenge
August 12, 2016

A recovery app developed by Sober Network, Inc., has received a first-place award in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) national Opioid Recovery App Challenge.

137 Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know
August 26, 2016

Here are 137 entrepreneurs in the healthcare space who are innovating in the medical, IT, consumer and medical professional fields.

A Psychologist Weighs in on Instagram’s New Mental Health Feature
December 28, 2016

Social media can either be a great place to go if you’re struggling with a mental health issue, or a really bad one, since social media can encourage feelings and behaviors that put people at risk. Studies even show that people’s Instagram feeds are a good predictor of their mental health issues.

Positive Phil Program - Sober Network Founder
January 11, 2017

Click on the link above and scroll down until you see the highlighted program with Dr. Harold Jonas.

Addiction Is the Worst Kind of Inheritance
June 20, 2017

"Addicts do not fall off family trees, but they also do not fall far from them, either."

Sober Network Launches the First Digital Currency of Recovery SOBERCOIN To Motivate Addicts to Lead Healthier Lives
January 1, 2018

First of its kind, SOBERCOIN is based on blockchain technology and rewards people to enter and stay in recovery for alcohol and drug abuse.

As the Opioid Epidemic Escalates Wrestling Legend Kurt Angle Makes His ANGLESTRONG Recovery Management Mobile App Free
May 24, 2017

The Professional Wrestler, 13-time World Champion, Olympic gold medalist and actor’s popular ANGLESTRONG recovery management app, designed to battle the raging opioid crisis in America, now is available at no charge for users and is accepting advertising sponsors.

Addiction Technology Provider Sober Network Inc. Partners with Hopewell, Prince George, Surry Drug Court to Launch Continuing Care Mobile App
May 11, 2017

Sober Network Inc. builds the Hopewell, Prince George, Surry Drug Court Continuing Care mobile app designed to help clients stay clean, sober and in contact with their family, the Court and the recovery process.

Success Stories: Dr. Harold Jonas, Opioid Recovery App Challenge
July 1, 2017

MEET: Dr. Harold Jonas, Founder and CEO of Sober Network, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida

Cryptocurrencies could be catching on
March 15, 2018

Sober Network founder and president Harold Jonas, PhD, LMHC, CAP, launched the project in December 2017 with the idea that individuals in recovery could earn Sobercoin digital currency by completing various tasks within an ecosystem established by Sober Network, and then use the coins to purchase he

Delray Beach Drug Addiction Specialist Develops ‘Currency of Recovery’
July 16, 2018

A drug addiction specialist based in Delray Beach, Florida recently created and launched Sobercoin, an innovative digital currency that uses blockchain technology to incentivize individuals with substance use disorders to enter treatment or remain sober.

Offering Summary

Maximum 214,000* shares of Common Stock B ($1,070,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 2,000 shares of Common Stock B ($10,000)


Company
Sober Network Inc.
 

Corporate Address
215 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
 

Description of Business
Services for people recovering from substance abuse and addiction.
 

Type of Security Offered
Common Stock B
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$5.00
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$200.00











Perks*

$500-$1000 If you invest $500, you will receive a free Coach Training Course.

$1,000 + If you invest $1,000 or more, you will receive the above training, 3 coaching sessions, plus a commemorative Sobercoin chip. 

*All Perks awarded after the offering is completed.


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Sober Network Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock B at $5 / share, you will receive 10 Common Stock Class B bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $500.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Sober Network Inc. will incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Travel expenses related to attending conferences promoting our products and services; payments to StartEngine; and payments to our attorneys, accountants and consultants related to this legal and regulatory compliance for this Offering.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$82,270.00 USD
$129,825.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$3,078.00 USD
$50,633.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$79,192.00 USD
$79,192.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$594,221.00 USD
$411,628.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$115,828.00 USD
$371,756.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$230,148.00 USD
-$217,092.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Network and press update

2 months ago

Hi everyone! We are awaiting signature of LOI from the Retreat at Zion (RAZ), the first facility in the country agreeing to accept Sobercoin for treatment services! 

On another note, I wanted to share the latest press we earned. Treatment Magazine is distributed to the industry's CEO's and additional corporate representatives often in decision making or influencing positions.

 http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TreatmentMagazine/abcb54e512/52dcb5a3b0/7c46df1da4

Let's keep moving forward.

Dr Harold Jonas

Monday Morning Tidbit

2 months ago

Hi all, we are moving along as expected. Behind the scenes news today is Sober Network entering into an agreement with a facility who has agreed to accept Sobercoin. We expect to have the details reduced to writing and signed by week's end. The foresight of the owner shows fantastic flexibility to move with the times and the population needs. Keep an aye out for the official announcement. 

One Week In

3 months ago

Hi all, Thank you for the support! I am excited to share we have had some fantastic feedback from a variety of sources complimenting the campaign. People are talking! That is good. Implementing the multiple moving parts is currently getting done daily. We are monitoring emails and sending opportunity to train Coaches for free in exchange for accepting Sobercoin. Spread the word. It will benefit those still suffering addicts across the country as they hear about using their Sobercoin to get coaching. All new students have to use shopping cart code SOBERCOIN to get the Intro to Recovery Coaching course. See more info at Sobercoaches.info .

Stay tuned as we make our impact and be sure to encourage all your friends touched by addiction to explore our campaign.

With gratitude,

Dr. Harold Jonas

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