Searching for addiction help as a Black person can be tough. Many places only highlight statistics, which just remind people how difficult it can be to find help when you’re part of this community. While that information would be helpful to write a paper, it’s less helpful when you’re trying to find science-based addiction care. So, instead of having to scour the internet for hours, we’ll take the load off your shoulders.
Below are straight- forward resources, many of which are specifically tailored to Black people, where you can safely seek help for yourself and/or someone you love:
The Black community is often under scrutiny for how it is affected by addiction. There is always a blog, a book, or a story condemning this issue. When researching how addiction affects the Black community, you’ll often see a list of barriers that led to this issue. However, you’ll rarely find resources to help treat this disease nor ways to combat stigmas that come with it. As organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States, we want to make sure you don’t hit a wall when searching for help, and to be the resource you look to when in need.