Online resource making substance use prevention and recovery more feasible


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Ja’Qaylin Harrison, Staff Writer

For many, opening up about their struggles with substance use can be difficult and, for some, a source of great shame. Finding solutions for these issues can be even more stressful, making the possibility of recovery very hard to imagine.

To provide support to those on their road to recovery, offers users and those who love them invaluable, easy-to-access information on the signs, symptoms and conditions of and treatment options and resources for substance use issues. 

In an effort to collect the most accurate and reputable information, the organization works closely with leading clinicians and experts from various nonprofit, academic, and government institutions, including the Yale School of Medicine and the Jed Foundation.

On the organization’s website, users are encouraged to first ask themselves what exactly it is that they need and to seek support and encouragement from those around them. Next, they should identify any challenges and triggers, followed by setting measurable goals to track and celebrate their progress. 

For those actively seeking professional support, the site helps connect them with rehabilitation programs, support groups and/or counseling services in their area. Information is also provided to ensure that one can reach and maintain sobriety. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing substance use issues, don’t hesitate to seek help. Everyone’s road to recovery is unique, but with the help of a strong support system, you will not have to fight this battle alone.

To connect with, visit their site and submit your questions and concerns by clicking the About Us tab. It is important that we note the organization’s inability to provide medical treatment or advice.

 If you’re experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1. For free confidential help from public health agencies or to find substance use treatment and information, you are encouraged to call 1-800-662-4357.