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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TRI February Newsletter

Mobile app gives clients individualized recovery care As treatment providers rethink their roles in supporting continuous, ongoing addiction care, they need the tools to support this shift into practice. One way to promote continuous care is for clinicians to systematically monitor progress and respond therapeutically. This includes monitoring clients to help guide treatment, review progress,…
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Study: Many in treatment for opioid addiction are prescribed more opioid painkillers

Many people receiving the most common medication to treat opioid addiction are being prescribed opioid painkillers at the same time, a surprising finding that helps explain why even the most effective substance abuse therapies don’t work nearly as well as experts say they should. The new study, published Thursday in the journal Addiction, also determined…
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Harris County eyes overhaul of residential treatment

It has been more than a decade since Harris County offenders on probation worked out at a military-style compound in Atascosita as part of a defunct program that emphasized exercise and discipline. Instead of dropping to do push-ups, violators now take life-skills and education classes – strategies viewed as better-suited for keeping probationers with substance…
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