FAQs About CASAColumbia
CASAColumbia informs Americans of the economic and social costs of addiction and substance use and its impact on their lives; assesses what works in prevention, treatment and disease management; and encourages every individual and institution to take responsibility to reduce these health problems. The organization strives to provide health care providers, policymakers and individuals with the tools they need to succeed and to remove the stigma of addiction, replacing shame and despair with hope.
CASAColumbia is affiliated with Columbia University but stands as a legally separate entity, with its own board of directors, president and rules of governance. Our relationship with the University is comparable to the relationship of other affiliates, such as Teachers College.
CASAColumbia is funded by grants from federal and state agencies, as well as private and corporate foundations and by charitable donations from the public. CASAColumbia does not and has never received funding from Columbia University.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB): All human subjects research is subject to review and approval from CASAColumbia’s IRB. It is made up of individuals both inside and outside of the organization, each with different backgrounds and skill sets, to assure complete and adequate review of research
- Peer-Reviewed Research: The majority of our studies are conducted through the peer-reviewed research processes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They are subject to NIH standards of research
- National Advisory Commissions: We assemble an independent advisory commission for all of our major reports. Each commission is made up of nationally known experts in the field who review and evaluate the policy questions, study design and methodology, evaluation of data, and conclusions and recommendations
- Data Analysis: Our Substance Abuse Data Analysis Center (SADACSM) is responsible for conducting data analyses for each policy report and for review and approval of data analysis, methodology and related findings
- Journal Publications: Our major policy reports are designed for public audiences, including professionals working in the fields of addiction prevention and treatment. Findings from our research are often submitted for publication in a variety of peer-reviewed and policy journals. As referenced above, our NIH-funded research also involves submission to peer-reviewed journals
The content included on this website is free and available to download for personal, non-commercial use. If you wish to reproduce these items, please see our guidelines below.
- CASAColumbia is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and does not endorse people, products or businesses. CASAColumbia’s publications cannot be reproduced in a way that suggests our endorsement
- CASAColumbia’s logo may not be used without prior written consent detailing how and when it will be used
- When using CASAColumbia’s publications or press releases, please provide proper citation:
- CASAColumbia®. (year). Title in italics with no caps. New York: Author.
- Please e-mail us at contact@CASAColumbia.org for all other permissions
If your organization would like to link to our website, please e-mail your request to webmaster@CASAColumbia.org with your organization’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address and note what page you plan to link to and where it will appear on your site. We reserve the right to decline any link requests.
CASAColumbia receives many requests from individuals and organizations around the world to link to their site. To request a link from CASAColumbia.org to your website, please send an e-mail request to webmaster@CASAColumbia.org. Your request and site will be reviewed by our web team and if appropriate, a link will be added. CASAColumbia is not a treatment facility and does not give treatment advice or provide referrals or links to specific treatment providers. We reserve the right to decline any link requests.
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You can further our efforts to change the way America addresses addiction by making a tax-deductible donation today. More details, including an online donation form, can be found on our donation page. You can also donate over the phone by calling us at (212) 841.5228 or donate by mail. Please select a one-time gift or a sustaining gift, which will automatically repeat each month or quarterly.
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