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At Center on Addiction, we are on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We are the only national nonprofit committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery.

In 2019, Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids merged to accelerate progress towards this goal.

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The number of lives lost to drugs continues to rise. Research shows that if the opioid epidemic continues, over half a million people will die in the next decade.

We won’t allow this to happen. We hope you won’t either.

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About Center on Addiction


We are the go-to organization for families addressing every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. We empower parents and caregivers with support and guidance using the latest science-based information. We research and advance effective prevention and treatment strategies. We advocate for lifesaving policy changes. Finally, we aspire to change the national conversation around addiction so that no one will feel alone or ashamed to seek help, and everyone has access to the care they need and deserve.

Empower Families

From prevention to sustained recovery, we infuse best-in-class science with compassion to support families caring for a child or loved one struggling with substance use.

Advance Effective Care

We work with health care systems to provide effective addiction treatment, research and develop practices that work, and promote accessibility and affordability of care for everyone.

Shape Public Policy

We advocate for the policies, practices and resources needed to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction by pairing research and the experience of families and urging all levels of government to take action.

Change Culture

We lift the voices of those impacted by substance use to eliminate the stigma around addiction in our country. We’re creating a movement to extinguish the deep-rooted misperceptions that surround addiction and prevent our society from investing the resources required to ensure no family loses a child to substance use or addiction.

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> 260 published articles published by Center on Addiction researchers

“I applaud your exemplary role in building communities free from the devastation of alcohol and drug abuse.

Your compassionate service empowers people and gives them the hope and purpose they need to succeed.”
—Former-President Barack Obama
"I commend Center on Addiction for working to keep children drug free and for its commitment to improving treatment, assisting those struggling with addiction, and developing sound public policy."
-Former-President George W. Bush
“I appreciate your dedicated efforts as we work to reduce substance abuse and provide all young people and parents with the knowledge they need to lead healthy, happy lives.”
-Former-New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

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