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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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NEW! The Support Group Project: Call for Programs

The Support Group Project is dedicated to helping parents and family members of loved ones dealing with a substance use issue find a support group in their community.

You can search for support group programs by zip code, even by preferred meeting date. Detailed information about each group is available and includes information such as who the group may be appropriate for; how many people typically attend the group and what additional supports the group may offer such as referrals and peer support.

In order to meet the needs of parents and families across America, the Treatment Research Institute and Hope for Addiction invite support groups nation-wide to register their group to the website. Registration is free and only requires that groups maintain up-to-date program information.

If you host a support group, you can register your group here.

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Preventing drug deaths in Pa.: moving forward, too slowly

Over the past few months the Pennsylvania legislature has taken some important steps forward in addressing the burgeoning epidemic of opioid overdoses in this state. But before we start applauding – let’s take a moment to review where we are, what the legislation will and will not do, and what could be done to properly…
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It Takes a Village: Help Us Build a Community of Support

TRI’s Dr. Kimberly Kirby talks about how support groups can play a role for families dealing with an adolescent’s substance use. TRI’s Support Group Project has been designed connect parents and family members with a community support group by providing an online directory of support groups throughout the country so that people can easily search…
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New national statistics: overdose deaths rise in PA and NJ

New Jersey and Pennsylvania have started taking more aggressive action to prevent drug overdoses. New federal statistics suggest that the action is overdue. Both states had among the biggest increases in overdose deaths nationally between 2010 and 2012, even as mortality appears to have leveled off in some other parts of the country. During that…
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