People of all ages, from adolescents (12-17) to young adults (18-25), and throughout adult and elderly years, struggle with addiction and addictive behavior. Addiction can destroy everything around someone who suffers from it. One in every eight Americans have an addiction, with 40 percent of that group having a dual-diagnosis. Often when someone struggles with addiction and realizes their need for help, affording it is nearly impossible. Because of this financial barrier, many people will lose sight of their dreams of being free, due to the high cost of addiction treatment. However, addiction treatment is possible and affordable with the help of crowdfunding.
Types of Addiction
There are behavioral-related addictions, such as gambling, shopping, and excessive video or internet use, and there are substance-related addictions, such as alcohol, drugs, and nicotine. In the USA, the top most common substance addictions are: tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, cocaine, heroin, benzodiazepines, stimulants, inhalants, and sedatives.
Types of Treatment
There are many types of addiction treatment. NIDA reports that 14,500 specialized substance abuse treatment programs provide a variety of care options. These include therapeutic methods, pharmaceutical tools, and complementary forms of medicine. Long-term and short-term, outpatient and inpatient, individualized and group treatment programs present different ways for recovery.
How Crowdfunding Can Help
To help you raise needed funds, YouCaring offers a free online platform to raise money for addiction treatment. Raising money for your loved one’s addiction treatment is easier than you think. By creating a free online fundraiser, you can quickly and easily raise funds and keep your supporters current with updates.
The first step to creating an online fundraising page is to do your research, and be sure that your free online site you pick is really fee free. YouCaring is dedicated to helping as many people as possible. This is why we will never charge anyone to raise money on our site. Your YouCaring fundraising page is fully equipped to help you use social networking to gain support and meet your goal. Check out our fundraising tips on how to tell your story and build your online community to learn more.
You can raise money for addiction treatment for someone who needs your help now. It takes courage to ask for help, and it also takes courage to help someone selflessly. Change a life and start a free fundraiser today.