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Consortium on Addiction Recovery Science (CoARS)

The I-STARR and several other projects comprise the Consortium on Addiction Recovery Science (CoARS). Across these programs, a core interest and focus is on how recovery support services can help address the opioid epidemic, in particular, through supporting the use of medications for opioid use disorder.

CoARS Projects

Advancing the Science on Recovery Community Centers: RCC’s

Through this project, we are building a research infrastructure that enhances the study of recovery community centers with a focus on their utility for persons who were or who are being maintained on medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

The JEAP Initiative

Recovery support services for people experiencing substance use disorder are multiplying, but there is little research on what makes these services effective. We’re working to change that.

Partnership to End Addiction

The Family Involvement in Recovery Support and Treatment (FIRST) Research Network is a NIDA-funded (1R24DA051946; PI: Hogue) multidisciplinary collaborative dedicated to promoting family integration in treatment and recovery services for youth with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs).

STARS Network

The Studies To Advance Recovery Support (STARS) Network, is a thematic, stakeholder-focused research network that aims to generate trainings, tools, and platforms targeted to the implementation and study of peer recovery support services for individuals treated with medications for opioid use disorder. The STARS Network provides a critical foundation for high-priority research on peer recovery support services to inform the expansion of peer recovery support services and advance recovery among individuals with opioid use disorder.

Innovations in Recovery through Infrastructure Support

IRIS develops and disseminates effective opioid recovery support strategies through strong community-academic partnerships. This is achieved through trainings, funded pilot projects, and other collaborative efforts to create and answer important recovery research questions.

Peer Recovery Innovation Network (PRIN)

The Peer Recovery Innovation Network (PRIN) convenes and coordinates national peer recovery support service community-based experts, substance use researchers, and individuals with lived opioid and other substance use disorder experience.

Collaborative Hub for Emerging Adult Recovery Research (CHEARR)

This project will develop a network of advanced researchers, recovery support specialists, emerging adults in recovery, and other key partner communities to help rapidly advance the science on recovery support services, particularly clinical continuing care, that are specialized for emerging adults who take or who have taken medications for opioid use disorder.

The NIH HEAL Initiative®

The I-STARR Project is supported through the NIH HEAL Initiative. The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Launched in April 2018, the initiative is focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction, and enhancing pain management.

NIH HEAL Initiative and Helping to End Addiction Long-term are registered service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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