In our society, asking for help can sometimes be seen as a weakness. I actually think that it is a strength to be able to ask for help, no matter what you might need help in.
In California alone:
- 800,000 people use hard drugs (like cocaine and heroin)
- 5 million people use marijuana
- 2.1 million people abuse alcohol
- Six percent of all deaths in California over the last ten years were due to alcohol and drugs
These statistics indicate that people need help. These people are mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, friends, and children. But where can you turn for help? How do you even get started?
One resource you can use is Help.org. Help.org’s mission is to make the latest research together with proven, relational methods of overcoming addiction accessible to all those struggling with addiction, as well as those who have been hurt or impacted by someone else’s struggle.
Launched in 2013, Help.org was started to provide people with trusted, real-world, evidence-based drug rehabilitation information from healthcare providers and professionals. They use personal patient perspectives and insights from those to promote sober living.
Help.org is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. They create and publish comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and are referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.
So if you need help, for yourself or someone you love, ask for it.