Addiction is a devastating illness, getting worse each year, and now seemingly on the verge of stealing an entire generation of our youth. People often refer to addiction as a “do it yourself disease.” Part of the challenge lies in finding trusted information for people who want and need help.
Finding resources is not always easy, especially in moments when you need them most. Now, The Addiction Resource Hub, powered by an innovative mapping tools from Capacitype, can help show the way. We are calling upon a network of leading non-profits to assist in both the collection and verification of data being collected and made available through powerful search features in this mapping technology.
The Addiction Resource Hub is a joint project of
Facing Addiction with NCADD
Transforming Youth Recovery
. Both organizations are non-profits dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in our country by providing quick and easy access to information that can transform a struggling life into a thriving life.
Capacitype is designed to collect and organize data from all corners of the addiction field. This includes resources specific to prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support efforts in communities across the country. Until now, this information has been highly fragmented, difficult to verify, and overwhelming to process – especially when trying to make immediate choices about health and well-being.
The technology includes tools that allow those on a pathway to recovery to share with others what they are finding helpful and useful—in their communities and in their everyday lives. This reflects the first-ever combination of evidence-based resources with real-world, practical experience. And the result is a database that aims to rapidly connect more people to resources that can inspire something life-changing – and life-saving.
As the depth and sophistication of data collection expands, so will our understanding of how to better connect people to resources, and connect resources to other resources, for easy-to-navigate pathways. Imagine if we could follow the footprints for effective addiction care in every community? Or if we could better understand the influence of certain combinations of resources for effective addiction care and recovery support? These are things we will learn when individuals and organizations can openly contribute information to an independent, non-commercial resource hub. They are also the very things that change the way we think and talk about addiction and recovery across our nation.
The Addiction Resource Hub is free to use, but requires a registered account in order to access all of the robust features. By submitting your information you agree that Facing Addiction will share this information to activate your account, and that you will receive communications, including text messages if a mobile number is provided, about Facing Addiction’s ongoing efforts. Facing Addiction does not charge recipients to receive text messages. However, messaging and data rates may apply. Check your wireless plan for details.
Thank you for joining us as we set out to create the largest collection of trusted recovery resources in the nation.