Vicky Cornell, the widow of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has announced the launch of the Addiction Resource Center, an online resource for individuals and families struggling with addiction, as well as the Addiction Resource hotline that connects those in need with clinicians and peer recovery support advocates.
Chris Cornell had a history of substance use disorder and a relapse contributed to his death by suicide last May.
Vicky said, "Addiction is a preventable and treatable disease. While it's too late to bring Chris back, it's not too late for millions of other people who are struggling with addiction. These resources are designed to connect people to the help they need — help that is often way too difficult to find — in the hope that other families are spared the loss that my family is experiencing. There is no better way to honor Chris than by saving lives."
The Addiction Resource Center For Chris is a comprehensive, interactive portal to help individuals and families struggling with addiction learn about substance use disorders and access help. This platform dispels harmful myths about addiction by presenting the science behind the disorder in easy-to-read formats, guides concerned individuals through a self-assessment tool, helps to develop a proposed action plan, and provides a database of local treatment provider and facility resources.
The Addiction Resource Line is a 1-800 helpline — 1-833-301-HELP (4357) — for individuals concerned about their own substance use or recovery or a loved one's substance use, and for family members grieving from an addiction related loss.
The helpline, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, is staffed by clinicians and peer recovery support advocates that provide information about addiction and recovery, and connects callers to local treatment and support programs.