It can be challenging to identify resources for substance use disorders, as this information can be highly fragmented, difficult to verify and overwhelming to process. This is counterproductive for those seeking support, who often need to make immediate choices about their health and well-being. In an effort to make resources more readily available, Facing Addiction with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence partnered with Transforming Youth Recovery to launch the Addiction Resource Hub, an independent online tool for individuals, families and professionals in the field.
The Addiction Resource Hub makes resources available and shareable through an interactive map, which features prevention services, support groups and even treatment centers. Visitors can find local resources and add those not already identified on the platform, which are then collected and verified by leading nonprofits. This ensures that local and national resources are not only vetted, but organically shared within the community.
We are proud to support this work through our Substance Use Prevention Strategic Initiative, focused on prevention and early intervention for youth and young adults. Through making these resources available, not only can youth access services, but their loved ones, community supports and health care providers have tools to support them on their path to health and well-being.
By Facing Addiction with NCADD and Transforming Youth Recovery