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CELEBRATING THREE YEARS OF SOBRIETY IN CYBERSPACE
SoberRecovery marks third anniversary and service to more than 2 million
visitors in need
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Sept. 2, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Millions of
people suffer from substance abuse and all but a tiny percentage will be
unable to break their habits without help. Thanks to the extraordinary
resources provided at SoberRecovery (www.SoberRecovery.com), a 3-year-old
Internet success story, help is available around-the-clock to anyone who
is suffering and ready to change.
Launched at the turn of the century -- the 21st Century --
SoberRecovery.com is a one-stop directory for anything related to
recovery, especially for those in the grips of alcoholism and substance
abuse. The site includes an abundance of simple-to-access, easy-to-act-on
information and a wealth of resources for sobriety and sober living. Part
sounding board, part support group, part white pages and yellow pages,
SoberRecovery.com is one of the Internet's most comprehensive directories
of recovery information and support.
Substance abuse takes many forms in today's complex world.
SoberRecovery.com ensures that visitors in need can find help, referrals
and information regarding heroin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, crystal
meth; and treatment program options including detox, residential treatment
centers, wilderness camps and outpatient programs for adults or
Teens, Parents, and Addiction According to statistics, almost 17 million
Americans aged 12 or older abused or were dependent on either alcohol or
illicit drugs in 2002. "Young people are so often the casualties of
addiction because before they know what's happened, they get in over their
head, especially with alcohol" says Jon Heller, founder. "For those who
are too frightened or embarrassed to talk to their parents, there's
confidential, life-saving information on our site. And for parents who
are desperate to act, but don't know what to do or where to turn, there's
the support and guidance they so critically need to save their sons and
Man with a Mission Jon Heller is the experienced professional whose vision
and passion are the twin engines that power SoberRecovery.com. A former
drug and alcohol counselor and program manager for a dual-diagnosis sober
living program, Heller was intrigued by the possibilities of cyberspace.
"I'd had a limited amount of experiences with websites and Internet
marketing, and decided to challenge myself to see if I could create
Originally, the site had "very humble beginnings," and was "just a few
pages of links to AA and counseling sites," says Heller. Today,
SoberRecovery.com offers thousands of resources and serves over 70,000
unique visitors (with more than 350,000 page views) each and every month.
Born in Pasadena, but now headquartered in Palm Springs, SoberRecovery.com
is "a place where anybody seeking help from alcoholism, addictions or
mental health can find support and resources quickly, easily and at no
charge," says Heller. Unlike many sites, SoberRecovery.com has no
membership requirements, charges no fees, and makes all information
available free-of-charge. "Our revenue comes from our advertisers,"
Heller explains. "It's a win-win situation for everyone."
User-Friendly (in a Good Way) At SoberRecovery.com, the word "user" has a
dual meaning. The goal is for people who are self-medicating with food,
alcohol or drugs of any kind (to deaden pain, mask emotion or vent
frustrations) to use the site instead and get the relief they need as
quickly and easily as possible. "It's not uncommon for people to make
their commitment to sobriety in the dead of night," says Heller. "And
when someone is ready to call it quits we want to remove as many obstacles
as we can to keep people in the fast lane on the road to recovery."
Heller is committed to making SoberRecovery.com easy-to-use and is
continuously updating its functionality and content. The 2500 unique
recovery resources are searchable by category or keyword, and a Message
Board community with 20 full-time moderators helps newbies by offering
support and help.
"Our message board community is huge and it keeps growing," says Heller
with pride. "There have been nearly 100,000 posts in our forums. It's
extremely gratifying to read how generous people are with their support
and expertise, and to watch someone take their first steps on the path to
Visit SoberRecovery online at http://www.SoberRecovery.com
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