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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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. 

> Register here.

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A Message from TRI: Simply Grateful

Dear friends, We have enthusiastically embarked on 2015 and are confident that this is going to be a pivotal year for the field. Consider this: science now proves that addiction can be successfully prevented and treated; public law now demands that behavioral health care coverage be equal to medical and surgical coverage; and the majority…
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Keeping tabs on whether ACA promise to cover addiction services will deliver

As of 2014, the Affordable Care Act mandates for the first time that insurance plans on the health care exchange, as well as Medicaid, must include mental health and substance use disorder services. Philadelphia’s Treatment Research Institute, along with the the Legal Action Center and Truven Health, received a $1.35 million grant to document whether…
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Blog: Putting my money where my mouth is

Last week I made a commitment to match every dollar contributed to TRI up to $50,000. That is a lot of money for me so I wanted to share with you WHY I made such a big commitment, and why I think it is such an important and timely investment. For 22 years I was…
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