CASAColumbia Unveils New Interactive, Mobile- and Tablet-Friendly Website

New Website Includes a Searchable Library, New Guide to Finding Quality Addiction Treatment and Updated Media Room

/ PRNewswire / — CASAColumbia®, the science-based organization focused on developing effective solutions to address the disease of addiction, launched its new website today.

The new CASAColumbia.org will deliver relevant and factual information on addiction and substance use. This online resource will focus on such important topics as:

  • Prevention, diagnosis, accessing and using health care services
  • Addiction treatment and policy at both the state and national level
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It also features:

  • An easy-to-use library featuring more than 20 years of CASAColumbia reports and staff-authored journal articles
  • SlideShare presentations summarizing the organizations research
  • Case studies on research projects underway

Tools for Patients
In addiction to presenting our research in a bold new way, the new website contains a variety of useful tools for patients, such as an online screening tool designed to help someone determine if he or she might be using addictive substances in ways that increase his or her chances of harmful consequences, including addiction. The site also has a downloadable guide to finding quality addiction treatment, designed to help families and patients better understand this disease and find effective treatment.

Interactive Features
The website will include a digital map of state spending on addiction and risky use and infographics based on several of the organization’s reports. It will also feature short videos explaining the science behind the notation that addiction is a disease.

New Blog and Social Media Channels
Coinciding with the launch of the site will be the launch of The Buzz, CASAColumbia’s blog which will focus on the latest issues surrounding addiction and risky use. CASAColumbia will also launch several new social media channels like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About CASAColumbia
CASAColumbia, formerly known as The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, is a science-based organization focused on developing effective solutions to address the disease of addiction. It is committed to understanding the science of addiction and its implications for health care, public policy and public education.

Founded in 1992 by Joseph A. Califano, Jr. former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, CASAColumbia informs Americans of the economic and social costs of addiction and risky substance use and its impact on their lives; assesses what works in prevention, treatment and disease management; and encourages every individual and institution to take responsibility to reduce these health problems.

The only shame in the fight against addiction is indifference. For more information http://www.CASAColumbia.org.

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