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ADDICTION EDUCATION SOCIETY INC

Mission

Addiction Education Society provides public education, information and resources on issues relating to substance addiction and its impact on individual lives, families, and in the lives of our communities to advance the knowledge that Addiction is a Disease.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Daniel Dadoun

Board President

Mr. Charles E, Johnson

Main address

One Franklin Parkway, Building 920, First Floor

San Mateo, CA 94403 USA

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EIN

46-4533989

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. 10% of Americans will have a substance use disorder at some point during their lifetime, prevention efforts targeted to youths might improve educational, employment and financial, and health outcomes. Substance use by young people in the U.S. has proven to be a rapidly changing phenomenon, requiring frequent assessments and reassessments. Smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use are leading causes of morbidity and mortality during adolescence as well as later in life. To enhance the current program offerings in schools today, the Addiction Education Society (AES) in collaboration with various organizations, including UCSF, Stanford, , and school districts in developing and piloting the Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum program. Evidence-based resources created by educators and researchers aimed at preventing drug use.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum

Background: The Neuroscience of Addiction is an interactive researched-based curriculum that effectively communicates to high school students the brain processes underlying the disease of addiction. The students understand how all addictions develop, who is at risk, and coping strategies. Our current programs include a turnkey, 6 session program which encompass case studies, discussions and activities, called the Neuroscience of Addiction (NOA). Designed to help youth understand the fundamentals of how all addictive drugs affect the pleasure centers of the brain, how the disease of addiction develops, who is most likely to get it, and why. The curriculum covers the entire spectrum of the disease process, including the critical element of an evidence-based treatment model created by Dr. Stalcup called Craving Identification and Management (CIM). Students give up something potentially addictive for 4 days and analyze their craving experience vis a phone app. This gives them insight into addiction and what an addict goes through while craving their drug of choice. Additionally, NOA includes a module on vaping, a current epidemic facing the youth of America, and “How Did This Happen to Me,” a personal perspective. The program currently serves Northern California middle and high school districts including both the public and private sectors. In addition, we have recently expanded to Maine and Washington states. Our goal is to empower teachers to have the most current and effective resources to combat the addiction epidemic in America. We hope to become the ubiquitous anti-addiction program nation-wide.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$200,000

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Education 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students receiving information on alcohol and other drug use

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students receiving information on tobacco use and addiction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid using illegal substances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Schools Implementing Neuroscience of Addiction Curriculum

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related Program

Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Teachers Implementing the Neuroscience of Addiction Curriculum

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related Program

Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

1. Conduct feasibility study to identify current drug and alcohol program offerings at middle and high schools in San Mateo County 2. Develop a website which will provide robust information related to Drugs and Alcohol and the latest trends and resources available to youth, teachers and parents. 3. Collaborate with organizations, schools and non-profit organizations raising awareness that Addiction is a Disease. 4. Develop a Neuroscience of Addiction video curriculum program targeting middle and high school students. 5. Develop and implement a Craving Experiment application for the phone. 6. Provide up-to-date information and resources to educational institutions. 7. Develop a modified curriculum for the after-school environment. 8. Participate in school-wide health fairs. 9. Recruit and train volunteers in the Neuroscience of Addiction Curriculum. 10. Secure guest speakers to present their personal challenges with addiction. 11. 24/7 access to Dr. Stalcup, one of our program's founders, a renowned addiction field expert. 12. Develop Teacher Dashboard. 13. Enhance our website to enable teachers, parents, and students to download Neuroscience of Addiction program materials. 14. Develop curriculum for Spanish-speaking students, teachers, and parents.

1. Feasibility study: Research, identify, assemble and meet with key stakeholders in the community. Develop template questionnaire and summarize internal report. 2. Develop website: Gain knowledge from students and teachers on best practice websites. Identify and incorporate latest statistics, research, activities and resources for youth, parents and community. 3. Collaborate with individuals and organizations: Develop partnerships with stakeholders in school districts, health organizations, addiction specialist and experts in the field of addiction education. 4. Program offering: Develop 6-session Neuroscience of Addiction pilot program targeting high school and middles school students: -Observe, analyze and gain insights from educators and students on program enhancements -Provide teacher professional development and 1 on 1 training on piloting program -Develop v.5 Pilot program to selected schools. Administer program to 420 students -Develop pre and post student surveys to measure program content retention -Rollout 6 day program to Sequoia Union High School District with over 1,500 students participating -Rollout program to entire freshman student body class at Sequoia Union High School District in 2018 -Develop marketing strategy to reachout and provide program globally -Engage parents and students with intergenerational conversation regarding drug and alcohol use. -Develop curriculum for Spanish-speaking students, teachers, and parents.

-To accomplish our goals, we've recruited outstanding leaders and professionals to join our board of directors. -Developed a youth advisory committee which encompass youth from various organizations and backgrounds. -Developed close relationships with school administrators, health professionals and other non profit organizations. -Our curriculum development team comprise of retired school teachers, administrators, students, parents, after school program directors, addiction specialists, doctors and key stakeholders in our community.

2014 -Recruited board members who are passionate and community ambassadors on behalf of our cause 2015 -Recruited 15 youth advisory council members 2015 -Organization website launched 2015 -2 day pilot program introduced at Sequoia High School 2016 -Developed 6 day program and administered to 420 students 2017 -Updated curriculum and administered to 1,500 students at selected schools at Sequoia Union High School District 2018 -Review pre & post survey outcome reports to gain knowledge regarding program content and retention -Administer Control Group survey -Develop various program APPS to facilitate student program tracking -Rollout program to entire school district in fall 2018. Anticipating 2,000 students to participate 2019-Develop v.4 curriculum and provide professional development Ongoing -Developed over 20 new collaborative relationships in program development -Increase number of schools participating in Neuroscience of Addiction curriculum -Hire a grant-writer to raise funds enabling schools without funding to implement the Neuroscience of Addiction program locally -Increase outreach -Provide summer school programming -Participate in Health Fairs and conferences

2014-Recruited 6 outstanding board members and community ambassadors on behalf of our cause 2015-Recruited 15 youth advisory council members 2015-Organization website launched 2015-2 day pilot program introduced 2016-Developed 6 day program based on teachers/students input 2017-Administered program to 1,500 students 2018-Summarizing pre & post survey outcome reports -Administer Control Group survey -V.3 program updates and enhancements -Develop website management platform -Rollout program to entire school district in fall 2018. -Develop various addiction/tracking APPS -Collaborate and develop Middle School program -Develop marketing plan to enable program distribution -Implement signature fundraising events 2019-V.4 program updates and enhancements 2020-Develop V.5 program enhancements -Enhance student craving experiment experience -Pilot V.4 Spanish-speaking program -Neuroscience of Addiction content download enhancements Ongoing-continue to develop partnership and collaborations -Teacher professional development -Observe program offering and recommend best practice updates -Host student focus group lunches to gain potential

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ADDICTION EDUCATION SOCIETY INC

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Charles E. Johnson

Tano Capital

Term: 2013 -

Candace Lyche

Tano Capital

Ward Carey

Business Consultant

Bucky Isaacson

CTAExpo LLC

Marcelle Costello

Consultant

Cindy McCullagh

Consultant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/24/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/27/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Keywords

Teens, Teachers, Parents, Addiction, Disease, Education, Drug, Alcohol, Life Skills, Lesson Plan, Neuroscience of Addiction