Google Maps adds tools to find drug addiction recovery resources

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The features aim to combat the opioid crisis.

Google on Thursday said it’s launching tools to to help people recover from drug addiction. The search giant said it launching a new map feature 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.

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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