Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Software Engineering


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

First Advisor

Zhao, Wenbing

Subject Headings

Behaviorial Sciences, Computer Science, Health Sciences, Information Technology


One of the current and biggest problems in the system of emergency care for the drug overdose epidemic, is the failure of information delivery on nearby treatment facilities. Even though some initiatives on the internet tried to solve this issue, they either failed in delivering the information or in providing ease of usability. This thesis research aims to develop a web application which, 1. Delivers a highly accurate, easy-to-understand and targeted information in a timely manner for drug abusers and their well-wishers. 2. Provides an eco-system for the treatment facilities with an easy-to-use backend to constantly update their complex information along with automatic email reminders and data completion progress indicators. In the first step of this thesis, a study was carried out on efficiency and ease of access to information by the drug abusers and by their well-wishers on nearby treatment facilities. In the second step, another study carried out in order to find out the ease of information delivery by treatment facilities about themselves. Finally, based on the established truth, a front and back-end of the web application are designed, developed using LAMP stack, deployed and tested. A search engine for the drug abusers and their well-wishers preserves the complete anonymity, which is very important to hide the identities of the drug abusers.