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FAQs About Center on Addiction

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Center on Addiction is committed to finding, promoting, and enacting the necessary solutions to end America’s deadly addiction crisis. We strive to provide families, employers, medical leaders, and passionate individuals with the tools they need to succeed and to remove the stigma of addiction, replacing shame and despair with hope and compassion.

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For more than 25 years, we have been the leading addiction research and policy organization. However, as a new addiction crisis has emerged – crippling families and communities across the country – we have come to understand that we must do more. We must transition from a “think tank” to a “do tank.” As Center on Addiction, we are broadening the scope of the services we provide in order to be a more effective leader in the movement to end addiction. And, with this new name, we pledge to be at the center of that movement.

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While still reminiscent of our previous name, "Center on Addiction" better aligns with our commitment to being a unifying voice that will bring people together to end America’s addiction epidemic.

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Research has been the foundation for our organization for the last 25 years and that isn’t changing. However, moving forward, we will also be doing more to put our research into action throughout society.

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No, Center on Addiction will continue to work towards ending addiction throughout the United States.

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As of May 3, 2018, we will stop using "The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse," and all of its prior abbreviations ("CASA," "the Center," etc.). Center on Addiction is our new name moving forward.

However, you may continue to see our old name, and/or its many variations, on materials that predate this transformation. Additionally, there are various legal formalities that must be observed before a formal name change is completed. These steps can take many months. Until that time, you will still see "The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse" name used in various settings, including on Charity Navigator and on banking and financial materials. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this time of transition.

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No. We are now Center on Addiction. Thank you for accompanying us on this journey.

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In addition to unveiling a new name in 2018, Center on Addiction determined it was time to unveil a new visual identity. This included bold new brand colors (purple and gold) as well as a new logo. By combining a heart and a check mark, the logo represents Center on Addiction’s commitment to combining compassion and science to overcome addiction.

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For decades, we have heard all of the weak, tired excuses for why this country isn’t able to do more to end the national addiction crisis. At Center on Addiction, we know that isn’t true. If we come together, we can do more - we can save more lives, we can protect more families. We know what needs to be done, and that we need to do it together. With that in mind, Center on Addiction has adopted the new tagline: “We can do this.”

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No. While we frequently collaborate with various universities across the country, we are an independent nonprofit organization with our own board of directors, senior leadership, and staff.

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To request a speaker at your event, please contact [email protected] or mail a request to 633 Third Avenue, Fl 19, New York, NY 10017. Written requests must include date, time, location and expected audience size and makeup.

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Center on Addiction is funded by grants from federal and state agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations and by charitable donations from the public. To learn more, visit the funders page on our website. 

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  • Institutional Review Board (IRB): Proposals for human subjects research are reviewed and approved by Center on Addiction’s IRB. It is made up of individuals both inside and outside of the organization, with different backgrounds and skill sets, to assure complete and adequate review of research.
  • Peer-Reviewed Research: The majority of our studies have been peer-reviewed through the scientific review group processes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Regardless of source of funding, all research must comply with NIH guidelines related to the protection of human subjects.
  • National Advisory Commissions: We assemble an independent advisory commission for all of our major reports. Each commission is made up of nationally known experts in the field who review and evaluate the policy questions, study design and methodology, data analysis, and conclusions and recommendations.
  • Data Analysis: Our data analysis experts are responsible for conducting statistical analyses for each policy report and research article. Experienced researchers are responsible for reviewing and approving data analysis, methodology and the dissemination of findings.
  • Journal Publications: Our major policy reports are designed for public audiences, including professionals working in the fields of addiction and substance abuse prevention and treatment. Findings from our research are often submitted for publication in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

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

Guidelines

  • Center on Addiction is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and does not endorse people, products or businesses. Our publications cannot be reproduced in a way that suggests our endorsement of an organization or approach to prevention or treatment.
  • The logo may not be used without prior written consent detailing how and when it will be used.
  • When using Center on Addiction’s publications or press releases, please provide proper citation:
    • Center on Addiction. (year). Title in italics with no caps. New York: Author.
  • Please email us at [email protected] for all other permissions.

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If your organization would like to link to our website, please email your request to [email protected] with your organization’s name, address, phone number and email address and note what page you plan to link to and where it will appear on your site. We reserve the right to decline any link requests.

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We are happy to consider your link. To request a link from centeronaddiction.org to your website, please send an email request to [email protected]. Our web team will review your request and, if 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 cannot always respond to all requests individually. We reserve the right to decline any link requests. We are not a treatment facility and do not provide links to specific treatment providers.

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You can order by calling (212) 841.5228. Postage is free to the U.S. and Canada. All other international deliveries require a Federal Express or UPS account number.

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Yes! You can further our efforts to change the way America addresses addiction by making a tax-deductible donation today. More details, including an online donation form, can be found on our donation page. You can also donate over the phone by calling us at (212) 841.5228 or donate by mail.

Please email [email protected] with any questions about your contribution.

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Visit our donation page to request a tax receipt.

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