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Sep. 16, 2020 – National Online Recovery Day was created to bring widespread awareness to the tens of millions of people suffering from SUDs that effective online services and support systems are accessible, flexible and private. Online recovery services remove many of the barriers that have prevented people struggling with SUDs from seeking treatment, including shame and stigma in their communities and access to treatment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that telehealth services are not only widely accepted by the public, but offer distinct advantages when compared to in-person services – namely, providing the highest level of accessibility and privacy. In fact, according to a recent Lionrock survey, 52% of respondents said they would stick with online support services even when social distancing restrictions are relaxed.

Ashley Loeb Blassingame, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and co-founder of Lionrock Recovery joined NewsChannel 7 at 4 on Wednesday to discuss the importance of telehealth and online recovery support programs.