Could Online Discussion Groups for Individuals with Opioid Problems be Therapeutic?

An amazing study says yes!

As if we didn’t know that online support groups help people
with substance use disorder.

The study covers many aspects of exactly how online support
help for alcohol and drug problem can help.

From the study: “Available technology means that opioid users who are not ready for engagement in treatment may explore their ambivalence about opioid use anonymously online before seeking in-person help. Online communities can also be adjuncts to professional help or form an integral part of a recovery plan. Given that so little is known right now about their potential benefits, we can describe them as innovative services making use of online platforms with limitless reach and “24/7” access that may help fill several types of roles for individuals with opioid misuse or opioid use disorders.”

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