At Help.org it’s our mission to make the latest research together with proven, relational methods of overcoming addiction accessible to all those struggling with addiction, as well as those who been hurt or impacted by someone else’s struggle. We have a deep desire to find the truth. In a world where misinformation is so easily spread, shared, and distributed, we want to change the way information is communicated and enable health, wellness, and healing by providing evidence-based drug and rehab education.
It is undeniable that misleading information can be spread so quickly through social media and websites that bend the truth to fit their narrative and are not incentivized to state the truth. This leads to millions of people search for the truth when the truth is so difficult to find, difficult to understand, and inaccessible. We are committed to changing that. We are committed to enabling and inspiring health, healing, and wellness by surfacing the truth.
Launched in 2013, Help.org was started to provide people with trusted, real-world, evidence-based drug rehabilitation information from healthcare providers and professionals. We use personal patient perspectives and insights from those to promote sober living.
Dr. Claire Wilcox, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist, and she also completed an internal medicine residency. Dr. Wilcox has a long-standing interest in finding ways to improve treatments for all kinds of addictions. This interest started before medical training but became especially strong in internal medicine residency, when she took care of many people with chronic illnesses resulting from overuse of substances.
For over a decade, Dr. Wilcox was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Psychiatry where she saw patients, provided education to medical students and residents, ran the addictions fellowship, and ran several addiction research studies. Dr. Wilcox is now an associate professor at the Mind Research Network where she is continuing to investigate new treatments for alcohol and tobacco use disorder. She sees patients in her private practice (www.wilcoxmd.com) and other settings in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and writes about psychiatry and addiction psychiatry for a number of organizations.
Jeremy Barnett, LMHC, CGC, CASAC
Jeremy Barnett received his BA in Psychology and cognitive science from Hartwick College in 2010, and his MA in Mental Health Counseling from Yeshiva University in 2014. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, a Certified Grief Counselor through the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, and a Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute.
Through his Master's program, Jeremy worked mostly with the elderly struggling with depression, grief, isolation, and dementia, often combining clinical interventions with music therapy techniques. Post-graduation, he began work at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in NYC where Jeremy became passionate about working with those struggling with addiction as well as mental health issues.
Currently, Jeremy holds a position in NYC as an addiction therapist at Inter-Care, running the Intensive and routine outpatient programs in the evening, along with the grief recovery support group. His long-term goal is to provide high-quality care to those suffering from addiction, mental illness, and unresolved grief.
Help.org boasts the most extensive collection of aggregated drug and rehab data on the web. Using this data, we provide empowering, evidence-based content that is easy to digest, honest, and focused on providing information you can use to help yourself and your loved ones. All of our content is free, openly available, and from reliable, reputable, professionally reviewed sources. We do not accept advertising and are free from from corporate and financial influences, creating a honest experience for our readers.
Help.org delivers relevant and digestible information that puts addiction and rehab into context in peoples’ lives.
Help.org is produced by journalists that are passionate about delivering accurate and trusted information that is current with drug addiction and rehab trends. We are dedicated to providing content that will help our readers make decisions that will solve problems.
We use insights from addiction professionals to guide our content experiences toward inspiration and enablement. We fact-check everything and stay up to date in addiction trends and statistics. Through our various resources and research, we strive to answer the questions that our audience want to know in a way that is digestible, accurate, and easy to understand.
The information provided on Help.org is intended for the general public and is not provided to replace information provided by a healthcare provider to patients. The information provided on Help.org should not be taken as medical advice. Help.org should be considered as a resource for providing general information that may be useful to some of the general public. All visitors are encouraged to consult with a licensed medical professional for any form of medical advice.
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Hundreds of doctors, experts, patients, and advocates were consulted during the production of our content. For further accuracy, all content on our site is reviewed and fact-checked periodically.
Science and Medicine
At Help.org, we believe whole-heartedly in science and medicine, but also acknowledget that addiction, treatment, and rehab are centered around individuals and cannot be used by all cases. We believe everyone will have their own experiences that are unique to their own circumstances. You should always ask their physicians and healthcare providers for advice on their unique situations.
We also recognize that health is constantly changing and evolving, with new approaches and solutions to problems. That is why we urge people and their loved ones to seek as much information as possible and come to their own informed decisions gathered from trusted sources and consultation from physicians and other experts.