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    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is Partnership to End Addiction?

    Partnership to End Addiction is a national nonprofit providing personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction. With decades of experience in direct services, communications, research and coalition-building, we mobilize families, policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.

    What is Partnership to End Addiction’s mission?

    We are working to transform how our nation addresses addiction.

    Is Partnership to End Addiction a treatment facility or rehab center?

    No, Partnership to End Addiction is not a treatment facility. If you need assistance locating the appropriate treatment for your teen or young adult, we offer numerous resources to help you understand and find the appropriate care.

    For immediate help, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service available online or via the phone: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

    Can I use your resources?

    The content included on this website is free and available to download for  non-commercial use. If you wish to reproduce these items, please see our guidelines below:

    • Partnership is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and does not endorse people, political candidates, political parties, products or businesses. Our publications cannot be reproduced in any way that suggests our endorsement of an organization, candidate for political office, political party or approach to prevention or treatment.
    • The Partnership logo may not be used without express prior approval including written permission detailing how and when it will be used.
    • When using Partnership to End Addiction’s publications or press releases, please provide proper citation: Partnership to End Addiction. (year). Title in italics with no caps. New York: Author.
    • If content is modified in any way, or translated into another language, you must include this language: “Adapted from [insert title] by Partnership to End Addiction, see original at [include link].”
    • Please contact us for all other permissions.

    When did Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids become Partnership to End Addiction?

    Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids merged in January of 2019. To learn more about how these two organizations came together, visit our history page.

    Finances & funding

    Can I donate to Partnership to End Addiction?

    Yes. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to help further our mission, please donate now or contact us. Thank you for your generous support.

    How is Partnership to End Addiction funded?

    We have a large and diverse list of funders ranging from the government to foundations, corporations and individuals. To learn more, visit our Annual Report & Financials page.

    Does Partnership to End Addiction receive support from pharmaceutical companies?

    We believe that pharmaceutical companies need to be part of the solution. For this reason, Partnership to End Addiction has accepted financial support from pharmaceutical companies who are aligned with our mission. Our work is not dictated or influenced by any financial contributor, funder or special interest group.

    In addition to maintaining our independence from influence in these matters, we have also chosen to decline funding from those opioid manufacturers who, based on their marketing and distribution practices, have been identified as defendants in the Ohio multidistrict litigation trial, which combines cases from around the country.

    Ways to get involved

    Can I volunteer for Partnership to End Addiction?

    Yes. Partnership to End Addiction offers a variety of ways for individuals passionate about our mission to get involved. To learn more, visit Get Involved.

    How do I become a parent coach?

    If you’ve been personally affected by your child’s substance use and you’re at a place where you’re ready to share your time and experiences with other parents and families, we invite you to become a parent coach.

    Can I request a speaker from Partnership to End Addiction to participate in my event?

    Partnership to End Addiction is always open to the possibility of speaking at events. To request a speaker, please contact us. Requests should include the name of the requesting individual or organization, a main contact person for the event, event date and time, location, number of attendees and desired subject for the speaker to address.


    How do you conduct your research?

    We abide by the following processes when conducting research:

    • Institutional Review Board (IRB): Proposals for human subjects research are reviewed and approved by an IRB and adhere to all requirements and standards of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and, where relevant, state government.
    • Peer-Reviewed Research: The majority of our research is government-funded and peer-reviewed through the scientific review group processes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and through the scientific journal review process. Regardless of source of funding, all research must comply with NIH guidelines related to the protection of human subjects.
    • Advisory Commissions and Expert Review Panels: In addition to our government-funded research, we conduct other research designed primarily for non-academic audiences that seek to inform policy and practice around substance use prevention and addiction treatment. The targeted audiences for this type of research include policymakers, parents, educators, health professionals and other professionals working in the fields of addiction and substance use prevention and treatment. These reports, which are self-published, are typically funded by foundations or corporations, with the explicit provision that the funder may not have any influence over the design, content or reporting of the research and its findings. In most cases, we assemble an independent advisory panel of individuals with expertise in the topic area of research to provide advice, evaluation and review of the research questions, methodology, data analysis, conclusions and recommendations.
    • Data Analysis: Our data analysis experts are responsible for conducting statistical analyses for each report and research article. Our team of researchers is responsible for reviewing and approving data analysis, methodology and the interpretation and dissemination of findings.
    • Journal Publications: Findings from our research are often submitted for publication in a variety of academic journals in the fields of medicine, psychology and public health, where they undergo peer-review before publication.

    Press & media

    How do I interview someone from Partnership to End Addiction?

    To arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact us with all relevant details including story subject matter, intended publication outlet and deadline. Learn more about our spokespeople.

    How do I request permission to use Partnership to End Addiction content for my book, textbook, film, television program or website?

    To include any content from the Partnership to End Addiction in a book, textbook, film, television program or website, please contact us and include your full name, address, phone and email along with information about the intended use and the purpose of your permission request.

    Can I run one of your public service announcements (PSAs)?

    At Partnership to End Addiction, we do not pay for advertising or for running or broadcasting our PSAs. Instead, we rely on generous donations from our media partners. If you have media space you would like to donate, we encourage you to contact us.

    Will you publish my story or article on your website?

    If you have been impacted firsthand by addiction and substance use, we encourage you to visit Get Involved section to learn more about the ways your story can help others impacted by addiction. Other writers looking to contribute articles to our website are welcome to contact us, however, due to the high volume of contributor requests we receive from individuals and organizations around the world, we may not be able to respond.

    Can my organization link to your website?

    Please contact us and include the following with your request: your organization’s name, address, phone number and email address. We also ask that you note what page you plan to link to and where it will appear on your site. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of link requests we receive from individuals and organizations around the world, we may not be able to respond. We reserve the right to decline any link requests.

    Can you link to my website?

    We are happy to consider your link. Please contact us with your request and our web team will review your request. If the link is appropriate, we will inform you that a link will be added. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of link requests we receive from individuals and organizations around the world, we may not respond. We reserve the right to decline any link requests. We are not a treatment facility and do not provide links to specific treatment providers.

    Do you host advertising on your website?

    Our website does not host any form of advertising on behalf of external organizations or brands.

    Last Updated

    September 2023