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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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SUPPORT GROUP PROJECT

Register your support group. Help connect families. 

The Support Group Project is an online directory of support groups for families struggling with a loved one’s addiction.  Approximately 2/3 of all families are impacted by addiction, yet too often, these families feel alone, isolated and stigmatized as they struggle with the effects of this devastating disease.  Help us connect them – help us create a community of support across the country.

If you host a group that provides support for parents or loved ones of children who are dealing with a substance use issue, please consider joining The Support Group Project. Registering your group is free, easy and only requires minimal updating. Families deserve to find support in their local communities – you will be helping families in your community find that place of comfort they need during this difficult time. Learn more about the Support Group Project. 

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As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

The growing availability of heroin in America has put the drug into thousands of young people’s hands. And, in turn, it’s put an increasing amount of young adults into rehab. The 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary showed that young adults between the ages of 20 and 34 comprise the largest group of heroin addicts…
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Commentary: The Power of Support Groups

Many parents we’ve talked to have said that support groups, unlike any other place, provide an unspoken sense of relief, a new-found awareness that someone else can relate, that someone else understands – that there is hope. It’s been four months since The Treatment Research Institute and Hope for Addiction first introduced The Support Group…
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