Programs

The Weill Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction is dedicated to combating the negative attitudes that exist towards individuals with substance use disorders. Our work primarily focuses on the stigma that exists in the medical community towards addiction, but also focuses on stigma that exists in other spaces that should be the safest, such as the home, workplace, and justice system.


Community and clinical programs focused the stigma that exists in the medical community towards addiction, as well as increasing education and care within spaces such as our community, home workplace, and justice system.

Anyone who has lost a loved one through substance use knows that society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. Please come, join us, and become a part of the healing community that is GRASP.

Together, we can change the negative attitudes that exist towards individual with substance use disorders. We are grateful for our partners for their support, collaboration, and innovation in ending the stigma.

Part of the Addiction Stigma Programming, the Peer Recovery Program aims to benefit both the providers and the patients by providing opportunities to connect with peers, and foster unparalleled empathy through shared experiences.
Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs can severely affect your health — causing organ failure, cancer, and a host of other medical conditions. Addiction to those substances is a chronic brain disease. Substance use disorders are the clinical term for addiction to alcohol or drugs, which causes significant impairment. More than 20 million Americans have substance use disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. NewYork-Presbyterian offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs for those struggling with substance use disorders. Our multidisciplinary care team uses scientifically validated treatment approaches. Along with your family and support network, we work with you to develop the skills necessary to move beyond addiction.
The Division of Public Health Programs provides integrated medical and psychiatric treatment and consultation for patients with substance use disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings. Faculty provide education and conduct research on topics related to substance use issues including: studying the integrated care model, epidemiology and treatment of Hepatitis C infection in drug users, and understanding immunity in opioid users. The division's faculty and staff offer clinical care including treatment of PTSD in returning Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, healthcare workforce mental health treatment and referral, medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid users, and alcohol and substance use treatment to a wide range of patients in different settings employing a number of modalities. Patient care is provided by the Division of Public Health Programs at several centers of excellence, that encompass a wide range of expertise.

Weill Cornell Medicine Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-3738