We merged to empower families to support loved ones, advance effective addiction care, and shape public policies that prevent and treat addiction as a public health issue. The merger combines our research, policy, media, direct-to-family resources and services, as well as communications expertise, making us the go-to organization for addressing every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.
This guide, developed in partnership with the Child Mind Institute, featured information on common mental health disorders in young people, tips on identifying substance misuse, and practical advice about evaluating and treating a young person who may be struggling with both.
We released a comprehensive report that revealed that more than half of U.S. states offered a plan that did not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements to cover substance use disorder benefits.
Our national survey provided key insights into teens’ attitudes about substance use and found that drugs, alcohol and nicotine are highly prevalent and accessible in teens’ lives, particularly as they enter high school.
Working with the Herren Talks and Cigna, we helped launch “The First Day,” a film that takes an innovative approach to addressing teen substance use, while helping refocus the conversation around addiction from the last day to the first.
A Google Doodle honored Dr. Kleber, Center on Addiction’s first medical director, commemorating his life and immeasurable accomplishments to the field of medicine, along with his dedication to helping those impacted by addiction.