Addiction.com was created to serve the addict and everyone who loves him or her, as well as clinicians and other health care professionals who care for those dealing with addiction.
Addiction.com aims to provide their readers with the most current, accurate and evidence-based information available. They strive to create a welcoming online community for addicts, people in recovery and their loved ones and the health care professionals who treat those with addiction.
Their goal: to make it easier for every addict to find his or her way to a sustainable recovery.
Addiction.com is owned and operated by Elements Behavioral Health, a leading provider of treatment for addiction and mental health issues.
Features of the website include the following.
- Meeting search engine
- Explanations for numerous terms relating to addiction
- Videos and articles relating to numerous types of addictions
- Hotline for help
One 2011 study looking at a wide variety of both substance (alcohol and drugs) and behavioral addictions (compulsive shopping, sex, eating, gambling and video gaming, among others) found that 47% of Americans and “at least a large minority of the world’s population suffers from an addictive process at any point in time.” What’s more, about one in 10 U.S. adults is in recovery, according to a large 2012 survey.