Addiction Resources for Nurses and their Patients

Pillars Recovery is proud to announce a partnership with Show Me Your Stethoscope (SMYS).

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to engage the largest community of medical professionals in the US, provide the best resources available and learn how we can bridge these to industries to help provide better options and outcomes for the vast majority of those with substance use disorder that don’t get the level of help that they need.

Why is this initiative so important?

The current drug epidemic has now become the leading cause of death for people under 50 years or age in the US, and we believe that the nurses in America can have on of the greatest affects on a grassroots solution.

Nurses on the Front Line

Per the ANA: “As healthcare providers practicing on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, registered nurses are qualified and well positioned to play a leading role in assessing, diagnosing, and managing patients battling addiction.”

Per the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction in America:

  • Only about 1 in 10 people with a substance use disorder receive any type of specialty treatment. The great majority of treatment has occurred in specialty substance use disorder treatment programs with little involvement by primary or general health care. However, a shift is occurring to mainstream the delivery of early intervention and treatment services into general health care practice.
  • Well-supported scientific evidence shows that the traditional separation of substance use disorder treatment and mental health services from mainstream health care has created obstacles to successful care coordination. Efforts are needed to support integrating screening, assessments, interventions, use of medications, and care coordination between general health systems and specialty substance use disorder treatment programs or services.
  • Supported scientific evidence indicates that closer integration of substance use-related services in mainstream health care systems will have value to both systems. Substance use disorders are medical conditions and their treatment has impacts on and is impacted by other mental and physical health conditions. Integration can help address health disparities, reduce health care costs for both patients and family members, and improve general health outcomes.
  • Supported scientific evidence indicates that individuals with substance use disorders often access the health care system for reasons other than their substance use disorder. Many do not seek specialty treatment but they are over-represented in many general health care settings.
  • Promising scientific evidence suggests that integrating care for substance use disorders into mainstream health care can increase the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. Many of the health home and chronic care model practices now used by mainstream health care to manage other diseases could be extended to include the management of substance use disorders.

As healthcare providers practicing on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, registered nurses are qualified and well positioned to play a leading role in assessing, diagnosing, and managing patients battling addiction.

Core Values and Promises of Partnership

  • Pillars believes in full transparency, and runs a top accredited addiction treatment program in California, however we recognize that treatment is not always a necessary step in the journey map of those who obtain long term sobriety.
  • Pillars Recovery is committed to staffing our resource line for anyone looking for help on how to manage addiction. We have gained resources for anyone affected by drug addiction, and will help direct that person toward where to get the help or support they need, regardless of their fiscal demographic.
  • Pillars Recovery is sponsoring this partnership as a campaign to help a community (nurses) we believe to be on the front line of the current drug crisis, and can lead to significant changes in how people view, assess, and manage substance use disorder.
  • There is no exchange of money for referrals in this partnership.
  • We also recognize that the current state of addiction-treatment in this country, as it pertains to treatment centers and sober housing is in peril as it is filled with bad actors that can end up harming those with SUD and their families. We also know the importance of providing a safe community for those in search or recovery, and pledge to continue our work as a treatment center and to hold those practices to the highest of standards.

Pillars believes in full transparency, and runs a top accredited addiction treatment program in California.

Addiction Resources for the Nursing Community

Free Community Support

Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) are actual physical support communities for those seeking help for substance use disorder. Most often these services are entirely free, and do not require insurance. Follow the link to a map of accredited RCOs on Faces and Voices of Recovery.

Legal Services

Those who suffer from SUD often have legal issues ranging from unpaid tickets to active warrants, DUI charges, or other drug related crimes. Facing Addiction is a non-profit advocacy group with resources for those facing legal issues.


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. View some resources about SUD prevention here.


Advocacy is an important part of bringing awareness and reform to addiction medicine. Click here to see resources for advocacy.

Online Support

The Affected By Addiction Support Group is a free and private Facebook Group with over 60,000 members that are there to share in their experiences and provide free help from their personal experience. This group is not affiliated with any treatment centers, and does not make a profit on referrals.

Reddit Community

Reddit r/stopdrinking is a huge community for those looking to get help with problems related to Alcohol, tens of thousands have been helped by this community which is also free and allows you to create an anonymous account.

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