March 31, 2016

Mothers of Addicts Turn to Online Networks

In the U.S., heroin and painkiller abuse is a widening epidemic and families are struggling to find support. But mothers of addicts are going online, using social networks and even messaging apps. These newer groups offer more flexibility and real-time support than traditional 12-step groups, allow those who feel ashamed to discuss their problems anonymously, and even allow for very specific subgroups.

How five mothers found years’ worth of advice and sympathy.

Topics: Social Media, Culture, Moms