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Our Community Values and Approach

The DrugAbuse.com forums provide a safe, secure place for those struggling with substance abuse issues.

A Community of Listening and Support
 
The DrugAbuse.com conversation forums provide a safe and non-judgmental place to share ideas, stories, knowledge and experiences relating to substance abuse. We welcome people from all walks of life, whether in recovery or not. It’s a place for those struggling with substance abuse issues and their family members or friends. Everyone has been affected in one way or another by substance abuse, either personally or through a friend or family member. We invite you to browse our conversation forums and share your stories, ask your questions, and offer your compassion and support to others who may be struggling with a substance abuse issue.
 
Our Community Listeners
 
Our community is facilitated by a dedicated team of Community Listeners who help moderate conversations, answer general questions, provide encouragement, and keep the forums operating smoothly. Our Community Listeners are either in recovery, work in the addiction treatment field, or are just passionate about helping other people. We are not crisis counselors, medical or mental health professionals, or trained substance abuse counselors (although some of our Community Listeners have significant experience in the addiction treatment, mental health and healthcare space). We are primarily people helping people overcome their struggles and find information about various aspects of drug abuse, including:
 
  • Treatment and Rehab
  • Withdrawal and Detox
  • Support for Family and Friends
  • Recovery Groups and Relapse Prevention
  • Specific Substances

 
What You’ll Find Here:
 
  • Compassion
  • Support
  • Information
  • Resources
  • Connections
  • Open Mindedness
  • Perspectives
  • People in Recovery
  • People not in Recovery

 
What You Won’t Find Here:
 
  • Professional medical or psychiatric help
  • A single approach or philosophy
  • Promotion of any one treatment center
  • Tips on using or finding drugs
  • Judgement or condemnation

 
Our Community’s Core Values
 
  • Support and Guidance
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Tolerance
  • Self-Care and Accountability
  • Education and Awareness
  • Openness to Various Treatment Options
  • Personal Development and Continuous Improvement
  • Freedom of Speech

 
Disclaimer
 
Information contained in these forums should not be used to diagnose or treat medical or psychological conditions. If you have a health issue, mental health concern, or substance abuse disorder it is recommended that you consult a licensed health and/or mental health professional who will be able to provide you with a proper health assessment.