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Facebook will redirect opioid buyers to crisis helpline

The company has worked with a policy team to introduce the new step towards combating drug abuse, Engadget reported.

Published: 21st June 2018 12:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 12:32 PM   |  A+A-

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By ANI

CALIFORNIA: For those looking for addiction treatment or searching for opioids through Facebook will be redirected to a federal crisis helpline.

The company has worked with a policy team to introduce the new step towards combating drug abuse, Engadget reported.

A message will appear to those looking for treatment asking if they would like assistance and redirect them to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline. A similar feature will arrive on Instagram in the next few weeks.



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