Education is the most valuable key to preventing and treating addiction, the more we can help the public to understand the disease and the opportunities for recovery, the better we can make our community.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Destination Hope, a nationally recognized substance abuse and mental health treatment facility, is proud to announce a new online educational resource, DrugandAlcoholAbuse.com. Designed to educate and inform families, educators, and healthcare professionals about drug abuse, alcohol abuse, addiction treatment options and substance abuse prevention, the website acts as a free information portal for the public at large. The website, which launched earlier this month, includes information for teens and young adults, parents and other caretakers, addiction sufferers and their families as well as healthcare professionals.
“The public hears about substance abuse and alcoholism all the time, but there are limited resources available to help answer their questions, educate them about the treatment process and give them the tools to help prevent substance abuse in the first place,” said Destination Hope CEO Ben Brafman. “Education is the most valuable key to preventing and treating addiction, the more we can help the public to understand the disease and the opportunities for recovery, the better we can make our community.”
In addition to basic information about drug abuse and alcohol abuse, the website also provides information on the elements of drug abuse and alcoholism treatment, how to find an effective treatment program and tips and advice on relapse prevention and drug abuse prevention for individuals suffering from substance abuse and their families. Addiction counselors and treatment professionals update the blog regularly on current events and topics in the news related to addiction and substance abuse.
“Navigating substance abuse and addiction can be confusing for families and loved ones. DrugandAlcoholAbuse.com is a resource they can turn to for answers to their most burning questions, tips on how to talk to their loved ones about substance abuse and alcoholism and methods for preventing drug abuse in the first place. We know that education and early intervention can help save lives,” said Mr. Brafman.
Destination Hope is a substance abuse and mental health facility that offers gender specific addiction treatment and therapy in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Since 2007, Destination Hope has been a strong voice in the community for those suffering from behavioral health issues and offers a variety of community and healthcare professional education seminars and continuing education classes. As part of their community outreach, Destination Hope’s executive team started the Academy for Addiction Professionals, an educational academy for individuals looking to earn credentials to practice in the addiction field.
For more information on this free, online, educational resource for drug and alcohol abuse, visit http://www.DrugandAlcoholAbuse.com.
About Destination Hope
Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Florida for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, dual diagnosis therapy, family therapy programs, aftercare and alumni programs. Destination Hope and its sister program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program provides gender specific therapy in an intimate therapy environment.