The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, an organization that helps consumers avoid access to illegitimate pharmaceutical products, is joining forces with Google, Facebook and Twitter to offer resources for combating addiction during the coronavirus crisis.
TechTogether.co is an online resource linking individuals to options for crisis care or recovery support during this period of upheaval. “Those in recovery or looking for resources for a family member must find new ways to cope as they face the challenge of isolation,” Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies executive director Marjorie Clifton said in a news release. “We are committed to using our technologies to raise public awareness about addiction and recovery and are committed to making it easier for people to find help to battle addiction and stigma.”
Among the services made available by its partners, Google is working with nonprofits to compile a list of online support group options, Facebook is offering crisis support over Facebook Messenger, and Twitter is offering hashtags for individuals in recovery to join conversations, including #RecoveryMovement and #OpenRecovery.