Recovery Hub Editorial Policy

Recovery Hub seeks to provide readers and site visitors with up to date information about addiction, treatment, and recovery. Our goal is to help guide people toward effective and long-lasting recovery. Our editorial team produces original content supported by high-quality sources like the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 

Though we strive to provide useful content around medical and clinical topics, the articles on this site do not constitute medical advice. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. 

Editorial Values

The Recovery Hub editorial team holds its content to a high standard of excellence with accuracy and ethics as top priorities. For content to be useful, it needs to be well-informed, clearly written, and relevant to the goal of helping people that have substance use disorders. We seek out evidence-based sources to support our content and to inform our writers. We do not intentionally mislead readers, and our editors check for accuracy as well as clarity and grammar. 

Language and Stigma

Language evolves, and words carry weight that can shift from benign to damaging. At Recovery Hub, it’s important for our content to be clear and easy to understand, but we also don’t want to alienate our readers, especially when it comes to the problem of stigma. Stigma involves social pressure and shame that may act as a barrier to effective treatment for many. For instance, people may not want to admit to an addiction for fear that they may be labeled as a “junkie” for the rest of their lives, which only serves to fuel their denial and isolation. 

The language we use at Recovery Hub is intended to convey helpful information and  encourage people that may be struggling with a substance use disorder. We avoid harmful rhetoric or terminology that may strengthen barriers to treatment. 

Content

The content you may find on Recovery Hub will include simple but authoritative articles about the nature of addiction, the ins and outs of treatment, and life after recovery. If you’re thinking about treatment for yourself or someone else, we want to answer many of the questions you may have. We may also cover timely new stories, treatment trends, and issues related to mental health and addiction.

Our editorial staff is committed to maintaining integrity in our content, which means it’s our goal to produce objective content that’s based on research from official sources. In addition to providing information about addiction and treatment, we hope to help address the needs of every demographic that’s affected by mental health and addiction, and that includes everyone. 

Though we aim to make our content as authoritative and trustworthy as possible, it’s not meant to act as or substitute for advice from a medical or clinical professional. If you have a medical emergency, call 911, and if you have questions about mental or physical health, speak to a professional. 

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Sources and Citations

As content is often written by people without medical or clinical expertise, our articles are written based on authoritative sources. We reference peer-reviewed medical journals, recent studies and research papers, and organizations dedicated to addiction research like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

You can follow links in articles to these authoritative sources or review each article’s sources at the bottom of each page.

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Plagiarism Policy

Each piece of content is informed by official sources but remains wholly original. No work published by Recovery Hub is copied or reposted directly from other sources without attribution. As original content, publications are owned by the company. Each article is checked by editors for plagiarism and copied content by intention or accident. If plagiarism software detects sections of content that match already published works, it is not published. 

Advertising and Sponsorship

Recovery Hub is owned by Delphi Behavioral Health Group, and it’s provided as a free resource. Though Recovery Hub may provide information about recovery and treatment at centers owned by our parent company, information shared is informational, not advertorial in nature. Besides its parent company, Recovery Hub does not advertise for outside entities or organizations.

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