The lot has been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter which county you live in on earth because COVID-19 has affected each and every country drastically. People are looking for queries, news and updates about the global pandemic. Everyone across the earth is conscious due to coronavirus and making themselves safe at staying home. However, if we look at the stats, the United States of America (USA) is on the number one position to be severely affected by COVID-19. In America, people are highly affected and in critical condition as the effect of coronavirus is increasing day by day.
To help people get information about their health, drugs, etc. Google has integrated with SAMHSA. Do you know what it is and how it will help people in United States?
Just keep reading the article.
Google added SAMHSA helpline for drug rehab and addiction
In the last week of May, Google added in the US Google search query the national helpline for drug rehab and addiction. So if you live in the US, and search for any particular query related to drug rehab, addiction help, and something related to it, then Google will show you a big helpline box of SAMHSA. The box will help searchers who are in need and seeking for particular information. And those who are in the business of addiction and rehab, it will simply push down their ads and organic results.
Guys, it is the good element that Google is addition for US citizens to help them fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Read below what SAMHSA is.
Do you know what SAMHSA is about?
First of all, SAMHSA stands for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations. It was established in 1992 by Congress as part of the recognition of the Federal administration of mental health services. It is a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The work of SAMHSA is to improve the availability of treatment services. In order to reduce illness, disability, death, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness. The mission of SAMHSA is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.
Furthermore, the earlier name of SAMHSA was ADAMHA (Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration). The fact is ADAMHA had passed through a series of name changes and organizational arrangements throughout its history.
How SAMHSA will help US citizens?
If you are still unaware as to how SAMHSA will help you out finding the queries on search results on Google then read here. Google has integrated with SAMHSA to give facility to US citizens to find out the queries related to drug or addiction. What you need to do is just type in the box ‘addiction help’ or ‘drug rehab’ and click on to search. When you do this, you will see the box appearing before your eyes in the search results.
Let me tell you what you will see in box of SAMHSA, you will see:
Help is Available
Speak with the counselor today
SAMHSA National Helpline
Confidential free help, from public health agencies to find substance use treatment and information.
Moreover, you will also get to see the helpline number in the box below.
Google will also provide access to GAD-7 during the search results
I know after reading the heading, you might not have got what I’m trying to say. I clear your doubt here- Google has also said that when the US people will search on Google for information about anxiety, Google will provide access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7). You will see GAD-7 in the knowledge panel displaying the information about anxiety, its symptoms and the common treatments.
I know you all will say this is a good decision for Google to be with SAMHSA. The majority of drug-addicted people reside in America therefore to help them fight this addiction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is an essential one. The step is one of the best ways to keep people informed about how they can be treated with free help. So those who are not well off can also take advantage of this initiative of Google. You can see that with COVID-19, addiction and suicide are up and Google is doing what it can to help people.
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