University of Kentucky: New searchable website will help people in recovery find housing

University of Kentucky: New searchable website will help people in recovery find housing. “The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), housed in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, recently launched a new resource for people with substance use disorder (SUD)…People who visit the site can confidentially locate safe, affordable recovery housing openings based on their needs and personal situation. Users can narrow their search by location, rent amount, amenities, services, residence requirements, transportation options and more.”

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions. “The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has a new online map that can help residents find providers for treating addictions to opioids. Users can enter their zip code into the AHCCCS website and find a list of nearby recovery centers that offer in-patient treatment programs or doses of Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication.”

Delaware: ATLAS™ Website Launches to Help Delawareans Navigate to Appropriate Addiction Treatment

Delaware: ATLAS™ Website Launches to Help Delawareans Navigate to Appropriate Addiction Treatment . “The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today announced the launch of ATLAS™, the first resource of its kind to help those looking for addiction treatment find high-quality and appropriate care. This online platform, http://www.TreatmentATLAS.org, provides the public and decision makers across the state with transparent data on the use of evidence-based medical practices and patient experiences at addiction treatment facilities. ATLAS will empower Delawareans to seek the treatment that is most likely to put them on the path to recovery at a time when it is more necessary than ever.” This treatment directory includes other states, but Delaware is new.

Brandeis University: New Online Tool to Help Communities Respond to the Opioid Crisis, with COVID-19-related Resources

Brandeis University: New Online Tool to Help Communities Respond to the Opioid Crisis, with COVID-19-related Resources. “The Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector (BORC) website (opioid-resource-connector.org) offers stakeholders more than 150 community-based program models across the continuum of care, which can serve as models for initiatives and policies aimed at reducing opioid addiction and overdose.”

The Register: ‘Google cannot stop it, control it or curtail it…’ Inside the murky world of fake addiction treatment center search spam

The Register: ‘Google cannot stop it, control it or curtail it…’ Inside the murky world of fake addiction treatment center search spam. “An investigator who asked to remain anonymous provided The Register with research detailing online advertising in the substance abuse treatment industry, including a review of Google search results listings and how they’re informed by Google My Business data, which companies provide about themselves to identify their store locations and hours. It appears that many of these are just front organizations, intended to pick up people desperate for care and with the insurance to pay for it.”

Decaturish: Dear Decaturish – In response to coronavirus, resources for addicts move online

Decaturish: Dear Decaturish – In response to coronavirus, resources for addicts move online. “In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, something amazing is happening that I think most people don’t realize. It’s historical but if you’re not a part of the 12-Step community you might not even know that it’s happening. For the first time in its entire history, an entire subsect of American culture is going digital. Millions of people, who suffer from alcoholism and addiction, are taking their meetings online. Over a dozen meetings in Decatur alone will now be streamed over the internet.”

AP: White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment

AP: White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment. “[The site] modernizes an obscure directory of 13,000 licensed treatment providers maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, adding user-friendly search criteria and tools. For instance, it will now allow users to search based on the type of treatment sought — such as inpatient, detox or telemedicine — by payment option and whether the treatment is medication-assisted.”

CNET: Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources

CNET: Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources. “Google on Thursday said it’s adding tools to its Maps app to help people recover from drug addiction. The search giant said it launching a new feature for Google Maps that shows people where to go to attend more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous gatherings. The meetings take place in more than 33,000 locations, such as community centers or churches.”

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs (Reuters)

Reuters: The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs. ” When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. But he was not using drugs. He was hooked on YouTube and video games, to the point where he could do nothing else. As doctors would confirm, he was addicted to his electronics.”

New York Times: How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?

New York Times: How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?. “The first time Kelmae Hemphill watched herself overdose, she sobbed. There she was in a shaky video filmed by her own heroin dealer, sprawled out on a New Jersey road while a stranger pounded on her chest. ‘Come on, girl,’ someone pleaded. Ms. Hemphill’s 11-year drug addiction, her criminal record, her struggles as a mother — they were now everybody’s business, splashed across the news and social media with a new genre of American horror film: the overdose video.”

Pennsylvania: Wolf Administration Announces Comprehensive Tool to Help Individuals Identify Resources for Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Related Support Services

Pennsylvania: Wolf Administration Announces Comprehensive Tool to Help Individuals Identify Resources for Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Related Support Services. “The Wolf Administration today announced the launch of the Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool (DART), an online resource designed to help Pennsylvanians seeking substance use disorder treatment for themselves or a loved one find treatment options and other related services in their area. The tool is a centralized hub that consolidates available resources to assist people looking for services but are not sure where to begin.”

TechCrunch: Google slowly lifting ban on addiction center ads after adding vetting process

TechCrunch: Google slowly lifting ban on addiction center ads after adding vetting process . “Google will now allow ads to run on addiction-related keywords and phrases after a nearly year-long ban instituted to crack down on shady providers cashing in on vulnerable patients. A small group of providers vetted by a third party have been approved by the company to appear in results for searches like ‘help quitting pills’ or ‘meth addiction.’”

News Channel 9: Tennessee launches new website to help people find mental health resources fast

News Channel 9: Tennessee launches new website to help people find mental health resources fast. “Tennesseans have a new way to find mental health and substance abuse resources and information fast. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) unveiled its new Fast Facts website Thursday.” The site includes directories of various services… and the services covered do include substance abuse and addiction.

University of California San Francisco: Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

University of California San Francisco: Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking. “A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were referred to an online quit-smoking program.”