Welcome to The Abbey Foundation
The Abbey Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to battling addiction. Our work focuses around three pillars: Research, Prevention and Financial Aid. As the epidemic of addiction spreads around the United States, we are here to help reverse its effects. You can help the ones in need, too!
Attorney Remembers His Son
Attorney Robert Shapiro Fights to Spread Awareness About Drug And Alcohol Dependence in Memory of his Son Brent
By Robin Jay, Editorial Director
For decades now, the world has known Robert Shapiro as the famous celebrity attorney in the media spotlight. But in the 1990s, Robert and his wife, Linell, were fighting to overcome a family issue of their own: their son Brent’s dependence on alcohol.
Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention: Iowa's Story
Iowa uses STAR-SI grant to deliver better, faster addiction treatment
By Lonnie Cleland
In 2006, Iowa submitted an application to the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to fund substance abuse services process improvement through the Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention-State Implementation (STAR-SI) grant. The STAR-SI initiative proposed to: 1) use data to reduce variation in processes and employ standards for performance monitoring; 2) focus on processes, not people, as the source of problems; and 3) pursue continuous, small improvements in access and retention, using techniques developed by Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx).
Peer Pressure and Substance Abuse
New Study Suggests Peer and Parental Pressure Play a Key Role in Motivating College Students to Seek Help for Drinking and Substance Abuse
By Dennis Miller, BHC Senior Writer
A new study suggests pressure from friends and parents may play a stronger role than previously believed in motivating college students to seek help for a substance use disorder (SUD). The study was conducted by investigators from the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, and published on-line in July by the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.