September is National Recovery Month and on Thursday the search giant featured a promotion on its homepage linking to Google’s new “Recover Together” website.
"Recover Together” features recovery stories and resources.
The website also features a Recovery Maps Locator, which lets users find more than 33,000 locations providing recovery services, and also a Naloxone Locator, where people can find the overdose-reversal drug Naloxone without a prescription.
Eight YouTube videos of people relating recovery stories are also featured on the site.
More than 21 million Americans have a problem with substance abuse, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
“I urge more Americans to carry Naloxone, a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose,” said U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, in a statement. “For many people, knowing how to use Naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.”
Google says that August saw an all-time high in search interest for “rehab near me,” “addiction treatment near me” and “how to help an addict.”
Earlier this year, Google announced a partnership with the federal and local governments, as well as private health care companies, to tackle opioids and incorporate drug disposal locations to Google Maps.
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