Treatment Research Institute


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Founded by the same researchers who developed the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.

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Family Resource Center Now Available

Parents and caring loved ones now have access to a central hub of resources that are backed by various degrees of scientific support to those that come from the most notable, national sources. Families can now find resources to prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find treatment and support adolescents and young adults in addiction recovery all in one place. Learn more.


FREE Training Program for Parents

We are conducting a research study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, that offers free training programs for parents who are concerned about their 18-25 year old who is using drugs or alcohol. If you are a parent, guardian or caretaker of a young adult who is using substances and is not willing to get help, you may be eligible. Learn more here.

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Identifying Early Substance Use and Risk in School Settings

Adolescence is a critical time to prevent initiation of substance use, but unfortunately, adolescent substance use is typically only addressed once it has already become problematic. Adolescents who begin using drugs or alcohol before age 15 are four times more likely to develop a substance use disorder than those who begin use after age 21….
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Identifying and Addressing the Unmet Health Care Needs of Drug Court Clients

Drug courts address issues such as employment and housing but largely miss the opportunity to address important health care issues. The current study from the Treatment Research Institute examined the prevalence and correlates of chronic medical conditions among a sample of drug court clients who were participating in a clinical trial of an intervention to…
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Opioid epidemic encourages states to open recovery high schools

“An estimated 1.3 million 12-to-17-year-olds have a substance abuse disorder. Youths between 12 and 19 account for nearly 12 percent of admissions to publicly funded rehab facilities, and about half of all students who return to traditional schools after treatment relapse within a year. Teens who relapse are less likely to stay in school.” Read…
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