Collaborations and Innovations in Addiction


Villa Veritas


The philosophy of The Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc. is based on the theory of the 12 Step recovery program that addiction to alcohol and other substances is a three-fold disease: spiritual, physical, and mental. The philosophy of The Villa Veritas Foundation, Inc. treats all three phases of the disease with the wisdom and healing of the 12 Steps recovery programs and the most current medical, psychological, holistic and spiritual approaches.

Q&A with Villas Veritas

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DrugSense Initiative

Alyssa Shah is a high school sophomore who created the DrugSense Initiative, an online digital academy, to educate teens about the dangers of vaping and substance abuse. Alyssa is a caring, hard-working, and innovative self-starter who wants to be a global trailblazer and make an impact.

Read Alyssa's full bio. 



Zoe's Mom

Zoe's Story

My name is Robin Kellner. My daughter Zoe was a bright, beautiful loving child. She grew into a vivacious teenager with tons of friends. She went off to college -- and began a struggle with drug misuse. At 22, she died at home in her bedroom. This is her story. 




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San Patrignano

San Patrignano is a community for life that welcomes those suffering from drug addiction and marginalization and helps them to once again find their way thanks to a rehabilitation programme that is above all, a programme based on love. It is free, because love is a gift.

San Patrignano and Delancey Street: a conference together in San Francisco 

San Patrignano Therapeutic Community E-Book



Parents Against Vaping

PAVE (Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes) is a grassroots organization founded by three concerned moms as a response to the current youth vaping epidemic, the most serious adolescent public-health crisis our country has faced in decades. PAVE’s volunteer parent advocates are operating in multiple states, working in partnership with other stakeholders and the broader anti-tobacco coalition. 




Gregg's Gift

Gregg's Gift

Gregg loved to laugh, and our collaboration with New York’s Gotham Comedy Club honors his fun-loving spirit.

Every year Gregg’s Gift Comedy Night fills the club with laughter and joy. Gregg’s family and friends join with Caron alumni and the New York recovery community in our substance-free celebration. We are grateful to Chris and his team at Gotham for their support and friendship. 

Innovations in Addiction

Naloxone Rescue Kit Program

The Program aims to use the critical window of opportunity in the hours after a near-death experience to offer help. With survivors of an opioid overdose two to three times more likely to experience a fatal overdose than people who use drugs but have not experienced an overdose, the goal of the program is simple: to save lives. 

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