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Tech & Science Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources

12:40  12 september  2019
12:40  12 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Google on Thursday said it's adding tools to its Maps app to help people recover from drug addiction . The search giant said it launching a new Google Maps is also debuting another tool to show users where they can find Naloxone, a non-prescription drug that can treat overdoses in an

Google Maps , as part of National Recovery Month, added two new features that will support people on the path to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction . The new Google Maps tools were launched alongside the Recover Together website, where the Recovery Locator Tool and Naloxone Locator

Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Angela Lang/CNET

Google on Thursday said it's adding tools to its Maps app to help people recover from drug addiction. The search giant said it launching a new feature for Google Maps that shows people where to go to attend more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous gatherings. The meetings take place in more than 33,000 locations, such as community centers or churches.

Google Maps is also debuting another tool to show users where they can find Naloxone, a non-prescription drug that can treat overdoses in an emergency situation. People can find the drug if they type "Naloxone near me" or "Narcan near me" into the search bar.

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Google Maps adds tools to help people recover from drug , alcohol addiction . The new Google Maps tools were launched alongside the Recover Together website, where the Recovery Locator Tool and Naloxone Locator Tool are available in addition to other resources for recovery , treatment

Google has launched tools to help people recover from drug addiction and also help them to The tool will guide people where to go to attend more than 83,000 recovery meetings, which take place in Google added that it is launching the new tool in honour of the 30th annual National Recovery

Google said more than 23 million Americans are in recovery and that the company saw an "all-time high" of people searching for recovery treatment on the company's search engine.

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The new “ Recover Together” site features a Google Maps -powered tool that allows people in recovery to find support and anti-opioid medication. Pharmacies shown on the map include ones located in CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreens locations. Naloxone is a drug that is used to block opiate

Google has been adding plenty of new features to Google Maps over the year Google Maps will now show users drug addiction recovery resources on the map — and yes, provide navigation data if needed. Moreover, Google Maps will also display the nearest location where people could find

Google built the tools for National Recovery Month, an initiative launched by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The news comes as health professionals and government officials try to figure out how to deal with the opioid epidemic. More than 130 people die each day in the US from opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Google Maps will help people find recovery treatment. Google

Meanwhile, the tech industry has been under intense scrutiny over the positive and negative effects its products could have on society. Google has been criticized for its policing of disinformation, data collection practices and abuse on its platforms.

Earlier this year, Google Maps begin listing places on Google Maps where people can discard unused medications. Those places include pharmacies, hospitals and government buildings.

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It took a significant location tracking scandal for Google to actually do something about the user’s privacy when it comes to location tracking. After a report called Google out for misleading users who thought their location data wouldn’t be collected because of the way they set up location permissions, Google came up with fixes. Now you can stop Google from tracking you, except for those apps where location data is paramount — think Google Maps and Waze. Also, Google added better privacy features in Android 10, which deal with location data as well — freaking out Facebook in the process.

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