The Tower Foundation has adopted the National Cancer Institute's definition of substance use disorders:
The use of illegal drugs or the use of prescription or over‐the‐counter drugs or alcohol for purposes other than those for which they are meant to be used, or in excessive amounts. Substance use disorders may lead to social, physical, emotional, and job‐related problems.
For our Substance Use Disorder category, we have identified four key goals:
While open to creative approaches, some preferred strategies for supporting our goals include:
Substance Use Disorders grant guidelines for 2017 will be available in October 2016. If you are interested in submitting a grant application, please see our most recent Annual Grant Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when guidelines are posted for a new grant cycle.