The reality is that addiction is still seen as a behavioral problem although it has been proven that it is a disease that chemically alters how our brain functions
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 10, 2006
Recovery Connection, an informational Web site and a 24-hour helpline for alcoholism and drug rehab information, is celebrating its first year on the World Wide Web. The state-of-the-art Web site - http://www.recoveryconnection.org - has as its goal to encourage people from all over the United States to obtain help for their alcoholism or drug abuse problems. Since its publication in July of 2005, Recovery Connection has provided addiction treatment information to over 100,000 visitors.
Substance abuse is a major social problem in the United States, costing many billions of dollars per year in lost productivity, healthcare costs, and crime. The sorrow that it causes is beyond financial measurement. Staffed by professionals in the addiction treatment field, as well as recovering addicts and alcoholics, Recovery Connection motivates people to become informed about the abuse of alcohol, drugs, and their impact on our family life, and act as the link between the caller and various treatment sources. The Web site publicizes a toll-free number to Recovery Connection’s call center located in South Florida, where drug rehab and addiction treatment referrals are provided at no cost to the caller. Whether the referral is to a support group like Alcoholic Anonymous, a state funded program or a private addiction treatment facility, Recovery Connection has a comprehensive national database capable of meeting the needs of addicts, alcoholics or families in crisis.
RecoveryConnection.org offers comprehensive information about prescription drug s and iillegal substances, drug rehab and addiction treatment. It provides users with tools to help them understand substance abuse and find help for alcohol and drug abuse, including confidential live help online, alcoholism screening test and a free newsletter. The Web site also offers drug prevention materials and a Recovery Resources directory with links to other valuable sites. Visitors can read some of real recovering stories and share their own experience at Recovery Channel, Recovery Connection’s blog.
“Most people don’t really know what they are looking for, but state they want to change because their addiction is ruining their lives”, says one of the counselors waiting for a call at the Recovery Connection call center. “The reality is that addiction is still seen as a behavioral problem although it has been proven that it is a disease that chemically alters how our brain functions”, he adds.
Recovery Connection only recommends programs backed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine(ASAM) and facilities certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the top accreditation organization in the healthcare industry.
For further information, please contact Gian Biffulco at (954) 489-2591.