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A New Website Aimed at Addiction Treatment Launched by the White House Administration
It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic in America is reaching tragically epic proportions. 70,000 Americans died of drug overdose in 2017 and the majority of those deaths were opioid related.
Since healthcare providers began prescribing opioids, there has been opioid addiction, but today, opioids are easier to get and more affordable than ever before.
This epidemic sweeping the nation has no preference for who it affects. People of all ages, genders, race, and economic background are struggling from drug addiction and their friends and families just don’t know what to do.
The sad truth is that many who need help don’t realize it and those who do don’t know where to find it. Treatment facilities are available, but their programs aren’t always affordable or effective. That’s why the White House Administration recently launched a new website, FindTreatment.gov, to help bridge the gap between people who need help and treatment centers in their area.
User Friendly Website Design
The website looks promising, as it’s been designed to be extremely user friendly and destigmatized.
A recent news article’s report on the White House’s launch of this new website quotes Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s counselor and the leader of the drug crisis response.
She said, “We know that the drug crisis is indiscriminate, so we want the response to be indiscriminate. We designed it with human-centered principles in mind. We used real words for real people.”
In the White House Administration’s efforts to make it an example of “American-First design”, in-house government coders were hired to build the website and make information easy to access without breaking the federal budget.
One of the best aspects of the website is that it allows those who need help to search for it based on type of treatment, payment plan, and whether the treatment is medication-assisted. They can also select from different options that focus on youth, veterans, and the LGBT community.
What the Future Holds
According to the New York Times’ article on the government’s new website by The Associated Press, “The website builds on other efforts by the White House to address the drug crisis, including law enforcement efforts, securing billions of dollars from Congress for treatment and working with the private sector on promoting drug ‘take back’ days…
future developments include plans to more closely integrate the site with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide more targeted resources to the community of former service members.”
The White House Administration has high hopes for this new website and wants all Americans battling substance abuse to receive the help they need. They, along with law enforcement entities, foresee a decrease in overall crime and death rates as drug addictions are effectively treated.
For anyone currently struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, not knowing where to go for treatment should never be your reason for not enrolling somewhere. We know that not everyone is ready to receive help, but we hope that just knowing about this website and that treatment is available will save countless lives.
What This Website Means for United Recovery Project
Over the years United Recovery Project has witnessed firsthand the harmful effects of drug and alcohol addiction and how people’s brains are altered.
There is so much more to addiction than a loss of willpower and we believe that people struggling with a drug addiction should be treated the same as any other medical patient with a serious illness.
We hope that this new website, FindTreatment.gov, will help people everywhere find the treatment they need.
If it leads you to our luxury drug and alcohol rehab center in Hollywood, FL, we are more than willing to help, no matter where you may be traveling. Our programs are evidence-based and designed to address the underlying root of addiction, detoxing your body from harmful substances and healing the brain so that you can get back to daily life, and rebuild healthy relationships.
We create customized treatment plans for all of our patients and work that plan into the following programs, based on what you need:
- Drug and Alcohol Detox
- Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
- Sober Living Homes
- Alumni Program
“This is my 15th treatment center and it was by far the best I’ve ever attended. Not only is all the staff in recovery but they also care about each client on a personal level. Living in their mansion was pretty awesome, 5 stars.” -Steven K., Facebook Review
When you or someone you love is ready to find true and lasting recovery, contact one of our caring treatment consultants for more information. We’ll help you discover the type of treatment you need and even arrange your travel plans for you. We are confident that when you graduate from our programs, you’ll be ready to begin a sober life full of joy and value. We look forward to your call!
Please contact us today if you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction. We want to provide you with the best resources to have the best life possible for you and your loved ones. For more information on addiction, rehabilitation, and other helpful resources, read our other blog posts or give us a call today.