Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in North Dakota

September 18, 2018 | Addiction Policy Forum
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in North Dakota

Residents in North Dakota Can Now Find Local Addiction Resources by County

Minot, North Dakota  Today Addiction Policy Forum, a leading addiction nonprofit, has expanded its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) to include treatment resources, facilities and health care providers specific to North Dakota. 

“CDC’s newly released data estimates that 72,000 Americans died in 2017 from an overdose,” says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder and CEO of the Addiction Policy Forum. “We’ve expanded our Addiction Resource Center database to North Dakota to help families and patients struggling with substance use disorder.” 

The ARC includes a comprehensive, interactive website to help individuals and families struggling with addiction learn about substance use disorders and access critical resources. This platform dispels harmful myths about addiction by presenting the science behind the disease in easy-to-read formats, guiding concerned individuals through a self-assessment tool, helping to develop a proposed action plan and providing a database of local treatment providers. The ARC also includes a resource line staffed by addiction counselors, licensed social workers, and peer recovery support advocates that provide callers with substance use disorder information, education on treatment options, and support. North Dakota residents can call the line at 1-833-301-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

“When my daughter was struggling with addiction there was a lack of assistance finding treatment,” says Paul Stroklund, Addiction Policy Forum North Dakota state chair. “The Addiction Resource Center database provides that missing piece helping families find local treatment by allowing you to search by county. This connection to nearby treatment will help save lives.”

Addiction Policy Forum, which has chapters in 36 states and a national office in Washington, D.C., plans to continue adding state-specific resources to its database throughout 2018. In addition to addressing addiction through community resources, APF is committed to affecting policy change at the local, state and national levels and raising awareness of the nationwide addiction crisis.

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About Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2015 as a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction, and to improve programs and policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery, and criminal justice reform. Jessica Hulsey Nickel, whose own family was devastated by addiction, is the founder of a coalition of 1,700 families impacted by substance use disorders and is available for further explanation and interviews by media.

More information on our mission and projects is available at http://addictionpolicy.org.  

 

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