The #4Help library is a collaboration by many volunteers over an extended period of time. Our work will never be complete. However, over time we expect our library to improve, grow and to become a "go to" resource for people wanting to research the many topics for which hotlines and helplines provide services.
In addition to articles, essays, papers, links to nonprofit and governmental resources, the #4Help library has and continues to collect downloadable brochures, one pagers, booklet and books which we hope people in need will find easy to access. These materials are also available for existing and new hotline and helpline services, employers, family members, friends and anyone who has an interest in the topics for which we provide information.
Our library is also a source for collected data and analyses. Research covers as many aspects of hotline and helpline efficacy as we are able to find and generate using our own collected data. Someday, when we have collected enough data about existing hotlines and helplines to which we route callers to #4Help and who use our "click to call" and "click to chat by text" as well as feedback that we ask our callers and visitors to voluntarily provide, #4Help should have a unique set of data that can only be created by a "directory service" such as ours. All such data will be open source and made available to anyone requester.
Below are existing library research areas and some future projects that we have planned..
#4Help Resource Library
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PRIMARY RESOURCE LIBRARY TOPICS AS THEY PERTAIN TO HOTLINES AND HELPLINES
ALCOHOL ABUSE, SUPPORTS, TREATMENT, CARE GIVERS AND FAMILIES,
Drug of Choice for Treatment Admissions
Total Admissions for Opioid Treatment, Exemplar for One State
Opioid Epidemic in the United States Statistics
[2019 = 32,656 Deaths from Opioid Overdose]
GROUPS SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIONS
Look Beneath the Surface
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)