September 22

National Online Recovery Day

September 22 is National Online Recovery Day, a campaign to raise awareness for online treatment of substance abuse. It is the first national health awareness day focused on the benefits and advantages of telehealth services for any health issue.

September 22 is National Online Recovery Day, a campaign to raise awareness for online treatment of substance abuse. It is the first national health awareness day focused on the benefits and advantages of telehealth services for any health issue.

Not sure if you need help?

Take The Quiz

Substance Use Quiz

Question 1 of 11

In the recent past, have you decided to stop drinking or drug use for a period of time, but found that you couldn't stop?

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Substance Use Quiz

Question 2 of 11

In the recent past, have you made a plan to stop drinking or drug use, and then only been able to stop for a little while before starting again?

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no

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Question 3 of 11

Does it bother you when people criticize your drinking or drug use? Do you wish they would just leave you alone?

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Question 4 of 11

In the recent past, have you changed your drinking or drug use habits because they were causing you problems? For example, have you switched from liquor to wine, or only drinking or using on certain days of the week, or at certain occasions?

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no

Substance Use Quiz

Question 5 of 11

Do you sometimes drink in the morning just to feel okay again?

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Question 6 of 11

Do you feel jealous of people who can drink or use without it causing problems in their lives?

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Question 7 of 11

Has your drinking or drug use caused trouble in your home life or important relationships?

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no

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Question 8 of 11

In the recent past, has your drinking or drug use caused you legal problems or loss of work?

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no

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Question 9 of 11

Do you sometimes order more than one drink at time at a social event because you feel that one at a time isn't enough? Do you sometimes drink right before social events at which you know you'll drink more alcohol?

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no

Substance Use Quiz

Question 10 of 11

Do you experience “blackouts”, the loss of memory of the time while you were drinking?

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Substance Use Quiz

Question 11 of 11

In the recent past, have you ever felt that your life would be better if you didn't drink or use, but felt too afraid to give it up? Or maybe you don't know how to stop?

yes
no

Your Results

You Scored: 0 / 11

Your score shows that you do not have a serious drinking or drug problem. Good news! Do you want to talk about why you took the quiz, and what’s worrying you? Please visit our resource page to find support.

Your Results

You Scored: 0 / 11

Your score indicates that you’ve experienced some dangerous drinking or drug use. Your score does not indicate that you have a serious problem now, but it is a warning about your use. If you’re interested in better controlling your drinking or drug use, please visit our resource page to find support

 

Your Results

You Scored: 0 / 11

Your score indicates that you likely have a serious drinking or drug problem. If you’re interested in better controlling your drinking or drug use, please visit our resource page to find support.

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Make the first move toward your recovery.

Explore online therapy, digital support groups and virtual communities. Check out this list of free online AA and alternative support group meetings.

Profiles in Recovery

Explore these amazing stories of courage and transformation from recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes.

Want to share your personal story of recovery? We will share these stories throughout the month of September on our social media channels to encourage others looking to find their way. Your story will help others know they are not alone and that there is hope.

Ben Moroski

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Ben Moroski is an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-nominated writer and actor. His plays have garnered numerous awards. His first L.A.-produced play, This Vicious Minute, recounted his years-long battle with self-injury after being raised in a cult. Upcoming roles include short films which he wrote and produced, both of which shed light on the current state of the American mental health care system. Hear more of his story here.

Kerry Andre

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Kerry Andre grew up in a rural farming town. With alcoholism and her father’s opiate use running rampant in her family, Kerry’s exposure to addiction started young. Three kids and 4 DUI’s later - Kerry finally got the help she needed to start on her recovery journey. She now lives a life in sobriety and has the love and support of an incredible partner. Hear more of her story here.

Jessica Buch

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Jessica Buch is a model and student; she has been the face of Pantene and Covergirl. Jessica is currently an undergrad student studying pre-med. She recently came out publicly as Intersex, and is now an Intersex advocate. Jessica spends her time studying, and hanging with her dogs, boyfriend, and friends. Hear more of her story here.

Andre Roberts

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Andre Roberts is a Personal Trainer and Tennis Instructor in Beverly Hills. He was born and raised in Milwaukee in a single-parent household. He experienced ongoing trauma as a child, as well as intense prejudice and racism. Andre’s experiences served as fuel to his alcoholism and drug use. Andre is about to celebrate having 8 years of sobriety, and is engaged to a beautiful woman, Patty, who inspires him every day. Hear more of his story here.

Kara Israel

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Kara Israel is a 37-year old Tennessee native living with cirrhosis of the liver and currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant. Today, she is living life day to day. Hear more of her story here.

Get Involved

National Online Recovery Day was created to highlight the importance of online treatment and long-term recovery support programs for the over 25 million people living in recovery and the 20 million people struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs).

Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved:

Join the discussion

On September 22, Lionrock Recovery sponsored a live sober-influencer panel discussion: Getting Clean and Staying Connected.
Lionrock co-founder Ashley Loeb Blassingame moderated the hour-long, interactive discussion with Gabby Bernstein, Danny Trejo & Jodie Sweetin.
Listen to the discussion here.

You Are Not Alone : How to get your life back when there is a drug or alcohol problem

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Spread the word

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NationalOnlineRecoveryDay and downloading our social media graphics by clicking on the link above.

Share your own recovery story
Host your own National Online Recovery Day event
See how others are celebrating National Online Recovery Day

The Facts

Facts About Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Substance use disorder (SUD) is an illness.
Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home.”
SUD is widespread. SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, reveals 20.7 million Americans, or approximately 8 percent of the U.S. population - need substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.
Only 4 million people (or 19 percent of those with SUD) receive treatment.
People with untreated SUD are twice as likely to be admitted to emergency departments as people who do not have the disorder.
Untreated SUD often leads to an occurrence of chronic health conditions and poorer health outcomes for individuals.
SUD is an epidemic. The number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States more than doubled from 1999 to 2017. (latest year full data is available)
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, in 2017, more than 70,200 people died in the United States by overdose.
In 2017 alcohol played a role in 2.6% of all deaths in the United States.
At work, the impact of lost productivity due to SUDs has been projected to be $180 billion annually

Facts About Online Recovery

Telehealth is one of the most effective ways to reach and treat people with SUDs. It’s also one of the most effective ways to support life in recovery.
Online recovery is affordable. Even for people without health insurance, private pay packages are available that fit most budgets.
Online recovery is private. People can seek and receive HIPAA-compliant treatment from the privacy of their home.
Online recovery is flexible. There is no need to build in commute time and it allows for appointments at any time of day.
Online recovery is preferred by many. Fifty-two percent of people in treatment who attended in-person meetings pre-COVID, say they will only attend online meetings when restrictions are lifted.
Learn more about Substance Use Disorder. Listen to The Courage to Change Podcast.

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Founders
About the Day
How to Observe
National Online Recovery Day History

Founders

National Online Recovery Day was started by Lionrock, the leading telehealth provider of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services in the United States. Lionrock provides evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders, at the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient levels of care, including medication-assisted treatment, and continuing care. Lionrock is accredited by the Joint Commission.

 

About the Day

Every year, at least 17 million Americans who need help with a substance abuse problem don’t get it. Why? Largely because of the shame and stigma associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) and the perception that treatment is inaccessible. On September 22nd, National Online Recovery Day reminds us that quality substance abuse treatment and recovery support is available entirely online – offering the highest level of privacy and accessibility, in order to reach the millions of people who really need it.

Today’s telehealth technology offers the ability to treat all sorts of ailments. Mental health issues, including SUDs, can also be effectively treated and managed online. Not only is it convenient and usually covered by insurance, but private sessions via telemedicine ease the burden of the stigma, while offering quality therapy and treatment options.

The medical community continues to prove that telemedicine provides quality care. The benefits of the service are mounting beyond privacy and convenience, too. Telemedicine also:

  • Reduces costs to patient and provider
  • Creates access for rural communities
  • Promotes better patient engagement
  • Increases the reliability of access, including support groups

When patients have more options and dependable care, they are more likely to keep appointments and continue treatment. Today’s world is significantly altering our access to medicine and therapy. Through online treatment and life-long digital support communities, the possibility of successful and sustained recovery for 17 million people becomes a reality.

How to Observe

Explore online therapy, digital support groups and virtual communities as your next step in treatment. September 22nd also offers an ideal opportunity to share your experience with online recovery. While you’re sharing, be sure to include online resources like Lionrock.

#NationalOnlineRecoveryDay reminds us that there are options for getting treatment and continuing your sobriety journey, no matter what the obstacles are. Join the conversation by using #NationalOnlineRecoveryDay on social media.

National Online Recovery Day History

Lionrock founded National Online Recovery Day in 2020 to raise awareness of this beneficial approach to living a life in recovery. Lionrock uses technology to stay connected to its clients and makes it easier and more private to not only get sober but maintain sobriety through a robust online support system called Lionrock.life. Their fully online services are successful, too. A recent study reported 80% of Lionrock’s clients remained abstinent at 18 months after discharge from treatment; that’s twice the national average.

Online recovery has been and continues to be the most private and successful way to get help with substance abuse. In fact, half of Lionrock clients say that they would not get help in a traditional setting if there were no online options.

On July 15, 2020, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Online Recovery Day to be observed on September 22nd, annually.

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