Conquer Addiction's History

Conquer Addiction was created as a result of our family’s searing journey trying to find our daughter the help she needed to recover from severe alcoholism.  As we’ve talked with other families during and after these scary years, we’ve learned that most of us were forced to rely on chance conversations and blind luck to find help for our sons and daughters.  With a disease in which second chances are never guaranteed, this is totally unacceptable!  

Families and individuals in crisis need to be able to easily find rehabs that can prove via independent outcomes research that the treatment they're providing actually helps patients recover.  When we first created this directory in 2015, we discovered that there were only five rehabs in the entire U.S. who were effectively following up with their patients after treatment and willing to share their results!  That shocking result launched Joanna on a multi-year quest to build a research company to help rehabs cost-effectively measure their post-treatment outcomes. 

Today, dozens of progressive rehabs are measuring and working to improve the effectiveness of their treatment.   With immense gratitude to the addiction treatment community that played such a critical role in helping Karina recover, Joanna and Karina converted Conquer Addiction, Inc. into a nonprofit and officially launched this website and directory in June 2020.   

As the need for practical research addressing key decisions and challenges individuals entering addiction treatment face, three additional addiction treatment experts joined Conquer Addiction's Board of Directors in October 2021. 

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