Addiction is one of the greatest public health crises of our time, with staggeringly high rates of mortality, disease & disability.
We need scientific research to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment & recovery efforts, to find out what is & what is not working, & why certain pathways to recovery work for some individuals & not others.
At the Recovery Research Institute, we know that stable & long-term recovery from alcohol & other drug use disorders is possible. Rates of recovery can continue to be improved through focused scientific investigation & a commitment to public education.
to enhance recovery through science, conducting & disseminating the most up-to-date research findings for individuals, families, healthcare professionals & policymakers alike.
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Our groundbreaking research has changed everything from the way addiction is talked about, to the way it is treated, with notable findings that:
- Long-term recovery support services are key when treating a chronic illness such as addiction.
- Fun activities with others in recovery & building relationships with recovery role models is central to the recovery process for many.
- Words such as drug “abuse” & “abuser” increase stigmatized attitudes & act as a barrier to individuals seeking treatment.
We translate the technical science of addiction medicine to allow audiences at every level of expertise to understand & engage with important findings.
- Maintains recoveryanswers.org as a trusted source for addiction science with hundreds of consumable articles & useful resources.
- Publishes the Recovery Bulletin, a free monthly e-publication summarizing the latest & best research in addiction treatment & recovery.
- Manages the Addictionary, a glossary of more than 200 terms that define & align the language of addiction, while also fighting stigma.
From grassroots to government, we inform the conversation on addiction recovery & treatment.
- Consultants to national organizations, federal agencies in the U.S. & foreign governments, contributors to the first ever U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs & Health.
- Active across multiple social media platforms to increase awareness of ongoing & important updates in public policy news & information.
- Participates & organizes events annually to disseminate knowledge on addiction.
To enhance the public health impact of addiction recovery science through the summary, synthesis, & dissemination of scientific findings and the conduct of novel research.
Your support is needed to make this life-saving research possible. Join us in working to end this crisis.
To conduct research on successful sustained recovery, predictors of relapse & emerging treatment technologies to enhance long-term recovery outcomes.
To increase efforts to advise state & federal governments about empirically-informed national alcohol & other drug strategy.
To train the next generation of scientists in addiction research.