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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September is National Recovery Month

TRI joins SAMHSA in celebrating 25 years of recognizing the possibilities of recovery from addiction. We applaud the millions of Americans who are living in recovery from addiction – and the millions more who support recovery in so many ways.  Recovery is possible.  It is all around us.

National Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery  is possible.

Find resources, events and stories of recovery through the SAMHSA website.

TRI strives to create research-based solutions to the multifaceted problems of substance abuse. Learn more about our approach to support individuals in recovery and impact broad systemic change.

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Bypassing pharmacies boosts workers’ comp prescription costs in Pa.

Nearly half of what Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation program pays for prescription drugs goes to physicians who dispense them directly to patients, bypassing pharmacies, a lucrative practice that is limited by many states and not reimbursed at all by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, according to a new report. TRI’s David Gastfriend said, Those physicians will…
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New Temple project sees medical crisis as catalyst for drug treatment

Hospitals, especially in poor urban areas, tend to see a relatively small group of patients who are constantly in and out of their facility. To provide better care for these patients, cut costs, and avoid penalties for high readmission rates, Temple University Hospital and TRI are trying a new approach: connecting at-risk patients to drug…
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Behind the scenes at Philly restaurants, addiction is on the menu

TRI’s David Gastfriend, PhD, joins WHYY for a conversation about the challenges people face when they are in drug or alcohol recovery. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human service, drug and alcohol abuse in the food service industry is among the highest of any occupation. The department’s data indicate that…
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