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CiR has a collaborative relationship with UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

CiR formed a collaborative relationship with the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences to create scientifically based products and services that are focused on the industry of recovery from substance use disorders. This partnership also seeks to advance treatment advocacy for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

We are working together on a number of projects, including:

  • Creating a sober companion certification program
  • Creating a database reviewing substance use disorder treatment facilities
  • Creating informational products for family members of individuals with substance use disorders on how to navigate treatment systems
  • Hosting annual educational conferences for family members of substance misuse disorders and the medical community


Dr. Timothy Fong serves on CiR’s Advisory Board, he is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, which provides high-level training in addiction psychiatry; the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, and the director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, a teaching clinic that specializes in the treatment of all disorders of addiction.