AddictionUnscripted.com (formerly TheRealEdition.com) aims to make drug and alcohol addiction treament more accessible and affordable with its new discount rehab directory.
Costa Mesa, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/22/2016 -- Matt Mendoza, creator of AddictionUnscripted.com, a groundbreaking online community confronting the addiction crisis, has announced the unveiling of the website's newest feature, an interactive rehab directory.
This directory lists the details, amenities, and costs of thousands of drug treatment facilities. Each profile allows for the rehab's alumni to leave testimonials and rate the facility on price, experience, and the competence of the staff.
What makes AddictionUnscripted.com's rehab directory revolutionary is a new price flexibility system, which allows drug treatment centers to offer discounts to would-be patients who book through directory. In essence, allowing facilities with lower occupancy rates to capitalize on filling their space while the savings are moved onto the consumer.
The directory has just launched the first of its three phases. In its first phase, rehabs have the ability to claim or add their listing and also have the ability to offer percentage discounts for as little as a stay of one day.
According to DrugFree.org, 23 million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Only 1 in 10 of them (2.6 million) receives the treatment they need. The result: a treatment gap of more than 20 million Americans.
Mendoza, a recovering addict himself, created AddictionUnscripted.com to help destroy the negative stigma that prevents people from seeking treatment by providing a positive place where people could interact through the sharing of self-published articles. In addition, Addiction Unscripted has a small staff of editors and writers, making it one of the world's largest content sites in the addiction and recovery realm.
Since its recent launch in June of 2015, the website has attracted an enthusiastic society of active people in the addiction and recovery community and already sees over 20, 000 visitors every month. This explosion of growth has made extra funding necessary.
Mendoza states, "We're letting our community know that, yes, we are trying to generate much needed revenue for the site to continue to grow, but we are also taking actionable steps to achieve our primary mission, which is to make treatment more accessible to addicts who are struggling. We are doing this by changing the top two reasons why only 1 in 10 addicts are getting the care they need. The first variable is the shame and stigma that comes from being an addict, which has been the purpose of the content site since day one. The second variable is making treatment more affordable to everyone, and this will be done through the price flexibility system that will allow rehabs to temporarily lower their rates in an attempt to fill beds during seasons of low occupancy."
Those seeking treatment may locate a rehab by visiting https://addictionunscripted.com/rehab/. Rehabs and drug treatment centers interested in listing their facilities and offering discounts may register online at https://addictionunscripted.com/rehab/submit-listing/ or call 888-552-2256.
About Matt Mendoza
Matt Mendoza, creator of AddictionUnscripted.com (formerly TheRealEdition.com), earned his Bachelors in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine. He is a two-time entrepreneur, having sold two companies in the medical and tech fields.
Addiction Unscripted is devoted to destroying the stigma surrounding addiction, allowing anyone who's been affected by addiction to share their experiences and connect to others who may have gone through similar struggles. Addiction Unscripted is an online "community" in the true sense of the word; where news, opinions, and personal narratives are facilitated on a site that encourages dialogue, discussion, and ultimately, connection.
Create a profile and submit your story at AddictionUnscripted.com