We help motivated individuals who cannot afford drug and alcohol treatment access a quality residential program.
The Foundation promotes education and research about drug and alcohol addiction, with an emphasis on studies that will serve to improve quality and effectiveness of treatment.
We are committed to raising awareness and overcoming stigma by supporting needed education on the topics of addiction and recovery.
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We Help People Access Treatment
A lack of resource often leads people to hopelessness and despair, which has a paralyzing effect. Unaddressed, addiction causes heartache, loss, and premature death.
So the Gene Duffy Foundation is committed to helping motivated individuals who are financially challenged access a quality residential treatment program.
A quality program is one with an established track record of treatment service with integrity and the same 12 Step philosophy that Gene Duffy embraced and taught.
It is our experience that without a well thought-out continuum of care, the probability of relapse with this disease is too high. It is well documented that a 90–120 days of treatment is ideal for one who is serious about turning their life around.
Component Examples of a Relapse Prevention Plan
- Continued treatment at the outpatient level
- Sober living environment (SLE)
- Sponsor/recovery coach relationship
- Commitment to recovery meetings and working through the 12 Steps
Criteria for Individuals
- Evident need
- High level of motivation
- Lack of ability to pay
- Reasonable support structure post-treatment
We Promote Research About Addiction and Treatment
This project provides funding for the study and analysis of the current state of treatment, its successes and failures, and effective methods for stimulating positive human development and sustainable lifelong recovery.
Good addiction research has resulted in the adoption of evidence-based practices such as
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Relapse prevention therapy
- Confirmation of the effectiveness of the 12 Step recovery process
Additionally, the study of the neurobiology of addiction has successfully developed targeted treatments to support recovery.
Power to Change Scholarship Fund
The Power to Change Scholarship Fund honors the life and work of Singer-Songwriter Elizabeth Edwards. This fund provides financial assistance to enable individuals to receive addiction treatment, raises awareness about the stigma of addiction, and supports “sober schools” and government advocacy.