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.
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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