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A Cure for Addiction is Inevitable.

Funding the Next Breakthroughs to cure the disease of addiction.

Funding
A Cure for Addiction is Inevitable.

Funding the Next Breakthroughs to cure the disease of addiction.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

VISION

Our vision is to end addiction for everyone, and we are committed to improving the lives of individuals with addiction and their families. As the sole organization focused on funding research aimed at finding a cure for addiction, we are determined to make a lasting impact.

Our funding philosophy is simple, while others work to tackle important aspects like reducing stigma and building communities of support, the Addiction Research Institute’s (ARI’s) SOLE focus is on funding research to cure the disease of addiction.

Shockingly, there is no significant private funding to advance treatment and cures for alcohol and drug addiction. As a result, the disease is running rampant and with currently available treatment options, there is only a 2% chance of remission from this disease. 

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Our Vision

Our Vision is to dramatically improve the lives of all those afflicted with alcohol and drug addiction, and the lives of their families, by funding profound breakthroughs that cure addiction.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."​

- William James

Addiction Data

Explore the most recent data on the impact of addiction on families in the United States.

A Case for Support

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A BREAKTHROUGH FOR A CURE

Dr. Howard Moss - University of California at Riverside & San Diego

Dr. Danielle Dick - Rutgers University

Dr. Howard B. Moss, M.D., is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California at Riverside School of Medicine, as week as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego. He is the former Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Dr. Moss is a board-certified addiction and general psychiatrist.  For the past 30 years, Dr. Moss has been a key opinion leader in addiction psychiatry and in the evidence-based clinical management of individuals with substance use disorders complicated by psychiatric comorbidity, Previously, he has been Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh prior to assuming his role at the National Institute of Health. Read More…

Dr. Scott Swartzwelder - Duke University

Dr. Scott Swartzwelder, a clinical psychologist and neurobiologist and is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. 

His laboratory studies the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the brain, particularly on brain mechanisms of learning, memory, and affect during adolescence and early adulthood. His clinical work has focused on the assessment and treatment of Veterans and other patients with substance abuse disorders and cognitive dysfunction. He has published over 200 scientific papers, written four books translating the science of drug actions into lay language, and has trained more than 70 scientists and clinician-scientists. Read More…

Dr. Danielle Dick - Rutgers University

Dr. Danielle Dick - Rutgers University

Dr. Danielle Dicktenured Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she serves as the inaugural director of the Rutgers Addiction Research Center at the Brain Health Institute and holds the Greg Brown Endowed Chair in Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2001 from Indiana University and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.  Read More…

 

Patrick J. Kennedy - Former Congressman

Patrick J. Kennedy, During his 16-year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Patrick J. Kennedy championed ending discrimination against mental illness, addiction, and brain diseases. He spearheaded the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), ensuring equitable access to mental health and addiction treatment. Kennedy also authored numerous bills addressing neurological and psychiatric disorders and founded The Kennedy Forum in 2013.

With Patrick Kennedy’s strong advocacy for addiction he inputs that Addiction is the new cancer and a cure is invitable. 

Unraveling the Genetic Secrets of Addiction

Unraveling the Genetic Secrets of Addiction

Glen Hanson PhD’78 calculates that he’s given hundreds of presentations about addiction, from his time overseeing the U’s now-defunct Utah Addiction Center think tank to when he was director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There’s one thing listeners always want to know: What’s the link between addiction and genes? Read More…

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How Our Genes Influence the Risk of Addiction…

How Our Genes Influence the Risk of Addiction…

Do you often wonder if am I at risk for developing an alcohol use disorder? Is my child? How would I know? Take a look at how Dr. Danielle Dick, a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School explores how our genes influence the risk of addiction. Read…  

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