We all have personal stories about how addiction has affected us and those we care about. But these experiences haven’t defeated us – they’ve inspired us to take on addiction from every angle and connect with others working to better themselves and the world.

A Crisis We Can Solve: Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders (Video)

Our partner, Stephanie Marquesano at The Harris Project, lost her son after struggling to find programs that treated both his mental health and substance use disorders together. Stephanie is now focused on transforming the system of care to better support those with co-occurring disorders, while the Partnership’s researchers and clinicians provide resources and educational information to strengthen the Harris Project’s prevention, family engagement efforts.


“I can either look back and think about what I lost, or I could choose to accept the mission and find ways to transform the system of care.

Stephanie Marquesano

Founder & President, The Harris Project


We’ve all seen how addiction and substance use disorder seep into every aspect of society, from education to the justice system to health care to the child welfare system. But hundreds of thousands of people are responding with positive action.

Your Impact

The parents and caregivers of those struggling are essential to successful treatment and recovery, but are woefully under-supported.

In 2023 we provided direct, personalized and free support to more than 20,000 parents. We delivered training to more than 2,400 providers & professionals, and delivered expert services to public agencies, health systems, non-profits, schools, and community-based organizations. More than 1.7 million people benefited from our educational resources, including “how to” guides, videos, parent skills courses, and articles—all available for free on our website.


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