Areas of Focus

From Research to Program

We pursue research initiatives and invest in solution-based programs aimed at accelerating the rate of public health change across the country, transforming the pathway for a lifetime of wellness and recovery from addiction.

Prevention for PreK-12 Students

<span>Prevention for</span> PreK-12 Students

Mathewson Early Prevention Program (MEPP)

In 2016, TYR initiated the Mathewson Early Prevention Program (MEPP) to develop a research-driven, solutions-based prevention framework for communities in the U.S. The program aims to build community capacity for substance misuse prevention, early intervention, and recovery support programs and services for youth and their families. This multi-year initiative is being piloted in Washoe County, Nevada and data will inform new research on capacity-building methods for substance misuse prevention efforts and related asset models for early intervention and family support services.

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Recovery in Higher Education

<span>Recovery in</span> Higher Education

Early Stage Grants and Mentorship for Collegiate Recovery Efforts

Transforming Youth Recovery has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of on-campus collegiate recovery programs that directly support students in recovery from substance use disorders. To date, we have issued grants to 124 institutions to start collegiate recovery programs. In 2017, we will award 32 additional grants to 4-year colleges and 6 grants to 2-year colleges to give more students access to recovery support services. The intent of this initiative is to ensure that no individual will have to choose between their recovery and their educational goals.

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Data and Mapping Services

<span>Data and</span> Mapping Services


Capacitype™ data and mapping services help groups and organizations build capacity for recovery in their communities. The simple idea behind Capacitype is to invite everyone to go out and map assets – those people, places, and services that people are finding helpful and useful on pathways to recovery. The big idea is to map every community across the country and empower those in recovery to reach their full potential.

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