Conquer Addiction is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with one mission:
to help more individuals recover from addiction
We aim to help families and individuals struggling with addiction in three ways:
1. Help families find the rehabs with the best independently-validated success rates
Born out of our family's frustration in having to make life-and-death decisions about which rehab to send our teenage alcoholic daughter to without knowing how effective its treatment was, we're thrilled to finally be able to provide families with the research data they need to find excellent rehabs. Enter what you're looking for in a rehab and see a list of rehabs that have invested in PROVING that their treatment works.
2. Share the latest research about what helps individuals recover from addiction
For such a common and life-threatening disease, there is an astounding shortage of research-based recommendations for what families and individuals struggling with addiction can do to improve the likelihood of recovery. This is partly a function of the fact that it wasn't until 2018 that more than a handful of rehabs started following up with their patients after treatment to learn whether they were achieving their recovery objectives or were back abusing drugs or alcohol. But it is also true that a lot of research being conducted is either paid for by pharmaceutical companies or focuses on esoteric issues such as the neurological impacts of addiction rather than the practical information people need to increase their chances of recovery. Conquer Addiction's Recovery Insights newsletter and blog aim to fill this critical gap.
3. Fund practical research aimed at addressing fundamental treatment issues
The Conquer Addiction Research Institute was launched in October 2021 to conduct research on critical issues facing individuals entering addiction treatment, such as whether they are more likely to achieve long-term recovery with medication-assisted or abstinence-based treatment. Learn more.
Interested in what led Joanna Conti and her daughter, Karina Schultheis, to create Conquer Addiction? Here are our stories:
We are incredibly blessed that our story has a happy ending – Karina was eventually able to stop drinking entirely in 2013 and stay sober. As a result, she’s now happily married with two adorable daughters and a successful career. But it took more than five years of alcohol poisonings, car accidents and multiple attempts at treatment to get here. We created Conquer Addiction to provide the information we wish we had had at the start of this journey in the hope that it helps your family more easily navigate the treacherous journey to recovery.
Joanna, Karina & Milana in Positano, Italy in 2015