Collaborations and Innovations in Addiction

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. 


Addiction Lessons

Read twelve short stories, that detail one father's journey to be a part of the recovery solution for his son.

My Child & Addiction: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

My Child & Addiction - A Parent-to-Parent Podcast, was conceived and developed by three fathers whose children are addicts. Joined by several other parent support group participants, their hope is that by sharing their stories other parents and family members are offered a little encouragement and heartfelt support as we all travel this most challenging journey together. You are not alone.

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

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 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. 

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 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. 

Beautiful Boy Fund 

Founded by author and advocate David Sheff, the Beautiful Boy Fund is dedicated to advancing addiction treatment research and expanding access to quality treatment while eliminating stigma and fostering an understanding of addiction as a health issue through strategic grantmaking.


Monument is the leading online alcohol treatment platform for anyone looking to cut back on drinking or stop altogether. Monument community members get access to an anonymous 24/7 forum to share updates throughout their journey, and free virtual support groups on topics related to alcohol dependence, moderated by a licensed therapist.

Members seeking one-on-one support can sign up for a personalized online treatment program. Treatment plans include options for online therapy with weekly or biweekly counseling, and physician care with medication management.

Licensed therapists and physicians empower members to reach their goals for sobriety or alcohol moderation with the support of evidence-based tools.

For those interested in medication to treat alcohol dependence, their physician will discuss FDA-approved prescription medication options. Members receive individual sessions with their treatment provider over video, no waiting room or expensive alcohol rehab required.

Positive Prescription by Dr. Samantha Boardman

Historically, psychiatry has focused on the diagnosis of disease and the treatment of individuals with mental illness. Positive Psychiatry takes a more expansive approach, focusing on the promotion of wellbeing and the creation of health. My practice combines my years of training in medical school and psychiatry with my studies in the field of positive psychology. Based on 15 years of experience, I help clients find strength within stress and wellness within illness. I am passionate about cultivating vitality, boosting resilience, and transforming full days into more fulfilling days. On Positive Prescription, I share practical and achievable strategies that are life-enhancing and resilience-building, plus my take on why they matter. No smiley faces. No rainbows. No unicorns. I promise. The content is never finger wagging or guilt-inducing. The word “should” is not in my vocabulary.

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