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Addiction Programs

Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction

The Weill Cornell/New York-Presbyterian Program for Substance Use and Stigma of Addiction is dedicated to combating the negative attitudes that exist towards individuals with substance use disorders.  Our work primarily focuses on the stigma that exists in the medical community towards addiction, but also focuses on stigma that exists in other spaces that should be the safest, such as the home, workplace, and justice system.

Recovery For Families

Anyone who has lost a loved one through substance use knows that society treats this loss differently than a death from any other cause. Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. 

Please come, join us. And become a part of the healing community that is GRASP.

New York City GRASP Chapter

Innovations in Addiction

Naloxone Rescue Kit Program


The Program aims to use the critical window of opportunity in the hours after a near-death experience to offer help. With survivors of an opioid overdose two to three times more likely to experience a fatal overdose than people who use drugs but have not experienced an overdose, the goal of the program is simple: to save lives.


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Zoe's Story


San Patrignano 40 years [english subs]


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Gregg's Gift

DrugSense Initiative

Alyssa Shah is a high school sophomore who created the DrugSense Initiative, an online digital academy, to educate teens about the dangers of vaping and substance abuse. Alyssa is a caring, hard-working, and innovative self-starter who wants to be a global trailblazer and make an impact.

Read Alyssa's full bio.



Zoe's Story

My name is Robin Kellner.  My daughter Zoe was a bright, beautiful loving child.  She grew into a vivacious teenager with tons of friends.  She went off to college -- and began a struggle with drug misuse.  At 22, she died at home in her bedroom.  This is her story. 



San Patrignano

San Patrignano is a community for life that welcomes those suffering from drug addiction and marginalization and helps them to once again find their way thanks to a rehabilitation programme that is above all, a programme based on love. It is free, because love is a gift.

San Patrignano and Delancey Street: a conference together in San Francisco



Parent's Against Vaping

PAVE (Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes) is a grassroots organization founded by three concerned moms as a response to the current youth vaping epidemic, the most serious adolescent public-health crisis our country has faced in decades. PAVe’s volunteer parent advocates are operating in multiple states, working in partnership with other stakeholders and the broader anti-tobacco coalition.



Gregg's Gift

Gregg loved to laugh, and our collaboration with New York’s Gotham Comedy Club honors his fun-loving spirit. 

Every year Gregg’s Gift Comedy Night fills the club with laughter and joy. Gregg’s family and friends join with Caron alumni and the New York recovery community in our substance-free celebration. We are grateful to Chris and his team at Gotham for their support and friendship.