Treatment Research Institute

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About Us

Founded by the same researchers who developed the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.

Our Mission

TRI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to translating research into improved policies and programs to address the devastating effects of substance abuse on families, schools, businesses, criminal justice and healthcare.

Our Commitment

As a not-for-profit research organization TRI is committed to:

  1. Empiricism:  TRI’s positions, papers and recommendations are guided by objective findings from systematic, controlled research.

  2. Integrity and Accountability: TRI’s scientific, human protections and administrative/fiscal practices set the highest standards for accountability.

  3. Collaboration and Partnership: TRI engages with respected scientific, clinical, educational and business partners with similar values and complementary skills.

  4. Solutions-oriented research: TRI values basic discovery-oriented research and benefits from its findings. However, TRI specializes in research leading to application solutions with significant societal benefits. Thus, TRI translates basic and clinical research into practical solutions for contemporary problems.