SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Brands, LLC today announced its latest online community resource, Voices of Hope, designed to inspire transparency, trust and support among individuals who have experienced or been impacted by addiction. The community is a part of Recovery.org, a Recovery Brands-operated site built to connect people with information and resources that aid in recovery from substance abuse and behavioral disorders.
According to the company's research, 68.3 percent of the 515 respondents attended a group meeting within the last 30 days, and of this group the average group/support sessions attended each month was 6.1. Of the 87.2 percent of people who identified support groups as being impactful for recovery, there were no reported differences of opinion as it relates to years in recovery. This perhaps suggests that support groups remain important throughout the entire recovery process. Furthermore, 67 percent of respondents will first turn to a member of their support group in a critical time of need. When asked what factors are most important in creating a support system, the top five words were trust, understanding, support, love and family. In addition, the company's previous research published in Journal of Addiction suggests that group counseling is the most significant influencer of alumni treatment satisfaction.
"There's a clear need for people to recognize the impact of the human connection in the recovery process," said Ruchi Sanghani, director of research at Recovery Brands. "While there are many important factors, you can't ignore the fact that for a vast majority of people, it's crucial to have a trustworthy support group who can understand what they are going through."
"Recovery Brands was founded for the sole purpose of helping people find quality treatment and recovery options that they want and need, and Voices of Hope is another avenue for us to do that," said Abhilash Patel, co-founder and president of Recovery Brands. "Stigma and isolation are major obstacles to seeking treatment and living in recovery, so we wanted to create a safe place where personal stories could be shared to encourage and strengthen those in the recovery community. It's highly important that readers coming to our site not only have access to educational information, but also a support system."
Through Voices of Hope, individuals can author stories of their own personal experiences, read accounts of others who have endured similar struggles or comment on others' posts to seek advice or provide encouragement.
For more information or to contribute to Voices of Hope, visit http://www.recovery.org/stories/.
About Recovery Brands:
Recovery Brands, LLC connects individuals seeking addiction treatment and information with resources to make informed decisions about their care and tools to access providers who can help. Its portfolio of authority websites, including Rehabs.com and Recovery.org, provides online directories, rehab reviews, forums and professional communities that have supported thousands in making the life saving decision to pursue recovery. In addition to its role in providing consumers with comprehensive resources, Recovery Brands offers treatment providers a leading marketing platform to elevate their online brands through paid media packages across its websites. Recovery Brands is now operating as part of Sober Media Group, LLC, a digital media arm of American Addiction Centers.
For more information, visit RecoveryBrands.com or follow @RecoveryBrands.
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