Addiction Policy Scholars Program

The Addiction Policy Scholars Program is an 18-month-long program that supports current and emerging leaders with personal, familial, and professional experiences with addiction and recovery. Each scholar develops and implements an original policy reform project with the support of a formal mentor, staff and faculty of the O’Neill Institute, and members of the Recovery Policy Collaborative — a network of experts with lived experience with addiction and recovery working in government and public policy. 

The program is supported by the C4 Recovery Foundation.

Learn more about our inaugural cohort of Addiction Policy.

Recovery Policy Collaborative and Addiction Policy Scholars meeting with Assistant Secretary Miriam Delphin-Rittmon and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Coderre of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Applications for the 2025-26 cohort will open in the coming months.