About Us

About Us

Our Purpose and Mission

Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Our goal at Addiction Resource is to help facilitate the effective treatment of patients, regardless of background. Our resources and services are available to anyone regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation or gender.

Meet Our Team

Janelle Adkins

Janelle Adkins


Janelle Adkins founded Addiction Resource in 2014, two years after her successful recovery from alcohol addiction. Janelle worked as a speech pathologist after graduating from Pennsylvania State University, and after having her first child, she decided to invest in building the Addiction Resource website and community full time.

Janelle is inspired by the power of the internet to help strangers in need around the world, and invites your suggestions to improve on our website.

Christine Nowak

Christine Nowak

Content & Editorial Director

Christine Nowak works with our partners to lead content creation for Addiction Resource. By working closely with universities, medical professionals, and our readers, Christine is able to guide the content of our articles to be most useful for our readers. Christine also personally contributes to the content on Addiction Resource.

In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and volunteering for the Humane Society.


Jessica Foley

Volunteer Coordinator, Community Outreach

Jessica brings together everything we do at Addiction Resource. She is responsible for coordinating our volunteer efforts, as well as reaching out to organizations and individuals to raise awareness for our cause.

Jessica believes in the power of the community, and that by working with other organizations to raise awareness for addiction we will be able to improve the lives of many.


Jason Hamel

Community Outreach

Jason is currently finishing his degree at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and is an essential part of the Addiction Resource team. Jason previously worked with The 200 Foundation as part of their community building team and gets along well with everyone.

Jason has seen first-hand the challenges that come with fighting addiction and is passionate about helping and comforting others who are struggling to overcome addiction.

Our Commitment to Quality

Addiction Resource works with licensed medical professionals and health writers to provide you with the most up to date information on addiction treatment. In our effort to provide you with the most effective, research-based content, we work with academic researchers at local universities to curate and publish our articles. While we strive to provide you with the best medical content in the addiction field, our content is not intended to replace the advice of your medical professional.

Funding Sources Disclosure

This website is funded by the private donors.

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