The Consortium on Addiction Recovery Science (CoARS)

The website you are currently on describes the activities of one of five projects funded by this National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Request for Application (RFA) to advance the science on recovery support services. Specifically, our project is:

Advancing the Science on Recovery Community Centers

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

    The JEAP Initiative

    • Topic: Recovery support services for justice-involved and emerging adult populations
    • Principal Investigators: Ashli Sheidow & Michael McCart
    • Website
    • NIH Project Information

    FIRST Research Network

    STARS Network

    Integrated Networks of Care

    • Topic: Integrated networks of care
    • Principal Investigators: George Unick & Michelle Tuten
    • Website in development
    • NIH Project Information

    All of these programs focus on network-building initiatives. As such, they are open to participation by all members of the vast community concerned about opioid and other substance use disorders. Each program has numerous opportunities to participate and contribute to our efforts to expand the research infrastructure on recovery support services. Currently, opportunities for participation include: interactive online seminars; pilot grant funding to conduct your own preliminary studies; research mentoring programs in the study of recovery support services; designing and testing new measures; and pooling existing measurement resources.  We are always looking for new ideas to increase our reach and impact.  Please reach out to us via email to find out more information or to set up a Zoom call.  We welcome your interest, participation, and support.