Frequently Asked Questions
How do I search for a resource?
There are multiple ways to search for resources:
- Use the drop down menu to learn more about addiction; how to support your child through prevention, intervention, treatment or recovery resources; how to support yourself; and advocacy opportunities.
- You can also use the search button to type in key words that represent what you are looking for.
Can I filter my resource results?
Yes! You can use the filter key at the top of each resource list page to filter the resource by who should use it, or by type (Video, Online Tool, Book/Manual, or Article). Just click on the box next to the filter option.
Each resource is also identified with symbols to indicate its scientific-content or type of resource.
How are resources selected for this site?
Resources were selected for this site based on defined criteria from addiction research experts at the Treatment Research Institute. The criteria description for the types of resources can be found here.
How do I submit a resource that has helped my family?
We welcome you to submit information about a resource that has helped your family by filling out the following form. Our team will evaluate the resource and if it meets the defined criteria, we will add it to the site.
How do I submit a resource from my organization?
Please review our resource inclusion criteria. You can submit information about your organization’s resource by filling out this form. Our team will evaluate the resource and if it meets the defined criteria, we will add it to the site.
What is the Treatment Research Institute?
The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) is a nonprofit translational research and policy organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been a leader in the substance use research field since its establishment in 1992. The organization is deeply committed to its unique mission and vision to develop tools and translate research into improved policies and programs to address the devastating effects of substance abuse on families, schools, businesses, criminal justice and healthcare. TRI strives to create research-based solutions to the multifaceted problems of substance abuse.
Why was this site created?
This site was created in an effort to compile a directory of evidence-based, verified resources to help parents and caring loved ones prevent drug or alcohol use, intervene early, find treatment and support adolescents in addiction recovery. There is a lot of good information out there – but there is also a lot of bad information. The goal of this site is to take the guesswork out of assessing information and resources about adolescent substance use.
How can I support the Family Resource Center?
You can support the Family Resource Center by making a donation through the Treatment Research Institute here.
TRI relies on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of grand-funded research to answer the big questions, to tackle pressing issues as they emerge, and to provide solutions like this resource to families and communities affected by addiction.