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Partnership to End Addiction

Where families find answers

New York, NY   |  http://www.drugfree.org/

Mission

Our mission is to transform how our nation addresses addiction by empowering families, advancing effective care, shaping public policy, and changing culture.

Ruling year info

1991

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Creighton Drury

Main address

711 Third Avenue, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10017 USA

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Formerly known as

Center on Addiction

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

EIN

52-1736502

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each day, 185 Americans die from an unintentional drug overdose, now the leading cause of unintentional death in our country. 21 million Americans, including 10 million young people, suffer from the disease of addiction. That's two times the number of people who have heart disease. Despite the prevalence of substance use disorder, there are insufficient resources to treat it. Moreover, the treatment system exists outside of the mainstream of medicine and is difficult for families to navigate. The Partnership to End Addiction helps families impacted by addiction with personalized support and resources while mobilizing policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.

Our programs

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

Empowering Families

From prevention to sustained recovery, we infuse best-in-class science with compassion to support families caring for a child or loved one struggling with substance use.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Adults

We advocate for policies, practices and resources needed to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction by pairing research and the experience of families and urging all levels of government to take action.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

We work with health care systems to provide effective addiction treatment, research and develop practices that work, and promote accessibility and affordability of care for everyone.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Adults

We lift the voices of those impacted by substance use to eliminate the stigma around addiction. We’re creating a movement to extinguish the deep-rooted misperceptions that surround addiction and prevent our society from investing the resources required to ensure no family loses a child to substance use or addiction.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

With decades of experience in research, direct services, communications and partnership-building, we are working to transform how our nation addresses addiction. We focus on promoting positive change through three pillars: advancing effective care, changing public policy and changing culture.\n\nAdvancing Care: To advance care, we help families know what to do to help a loved one, providing them with personalized support and compassionate, lifesaving direct services, and we partner with health care systems and providers to better understand how to treat addiction. We encourage families and health care providers to catch substance use early, before it becomes a problem. Working together, we can lessen the impact of addiction for the next generation and alter the course of this public health crisis.\n\nChanging Public Policy: Partnership to End Addiction aims to bring attention to the public health crisis of addiction, educating the country on the need for accessible, quality care that delivers effective treatment to individuals and improves outcomes. We advocate for the policies, practices and resources to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction. Together with research and the experiences of close to 2,000 parent advocates located in nearly every congressional district across the nation, we help change the narrative and urge all levels of government to take action.\n\nChanging Culture: We strive to shift the conversation around addiction by eliminating the stigma that acts as a barrier to important progress. By lifting the voices of those impacted by addiction and sharing their stories, we can extinguish the deep-rooted misperceptions that surround this disease. We can move toward solutions based in science and compassion.

We partner with families, professionals and other organizations to end addiction in this country. Ours is a public health approach, rooted in science and compassion. We mobilize families, policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.\n\nPartnership to End Addiction provides information to more than 4 million visitors via its website and directly serves more than 10,000 families annually. It offers them personalized support, providing the answers families need particularly in helping teenagers, the life stage when most addiction begins.\n\nNationally, Partnership to End Addiction’s extensive research and communications expertise makes it uniquely qualified to drive systemic change to more effectively mitigate and diminish this disease.

Partnership to End Addiction is a result of the cohesive joining of two pioneering and preeminent addiction-focused organizations — Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. We combine our depth of expertise with our compassion-driven, hands-on approach to deliver solutions to individuals and families and proactively take action to incite productive change. Our team of nearly 100 people is a diverse community of researchers, advocates, clinicians, communicators and more, all working together to provide support and solutions for families impacted by addiction.

The Partnership to End Addiction is the result of a merger of Center on Addiction and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that went into effect in January 2019. Though our legacy organizations were founded in the 1980's, our merged entity is new. In our first year as a new organization we were able to reach more than 5 million people with our web-based resources, support more than 10,000 families through our toll-free helpline and texting platform, mobilize a network of family advocates in 49 states and more than 90 percent of Congressional districts and reach more than 40 million people through our "Stop Opioid Silence" campaign conducted in partnership with Facebook. \n\nAs we grow as an organization, our goal is to increase the number of families we support as well as the ways in which we support them, build our national network of advocates and partner organizations to create more responsive addiction policy, and advance effective care for substance use disorder through our research and technical assistance.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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Partnership to End Addiction

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. James Niven


Board co-chair

Mr. Mike White

Victor F. Ganzi

PGA Tour

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC

University of Notre Dame

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Columba Bush

Michael I. Roth

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

Doug Morris

Sony Music Entertainment

Clyde C. Tuggle

Co-Founder, Pine Island Capital Partners

Herbert Pardes, M.D.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

James G. Niven

Jamie Niven LLC

Elizabeth Vargas

ABC News' "20/20"

Nelle P. Miller

JPMorgan Private Bank

Michael D. White

Former Chairman and CEO, DIRECTV

Creighton Drury

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Barea

Legal Director, Google LLC

Leslie Gordon Johnson

Burch Creative Capital, Marketing Strategist

Bill Koenigsberg

Founder and CEO, Horizon Media, Inc.

Amelia Ogunlesi, O.D.

Allen G Rosenshine

BBDO Worldwide, Inc.

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? No
  • 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 4/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/29/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.