Cure Addiction Now (CAN) is a non-profit committed to revolutionizing the system of how substance use disorders are treated both physically and emotionally. The evidence is indisputable that one cannot be treated without the other and they go hand in hand. I founded CAN with my son Jason Davis, who tragically passed away in February. Jason’s brother’s Alex Davis and Brandon Davis have joined me in the foundation’s commitment to fund ground-breaking research to find therapies to help stop the vicious cycle of substance use disorder and help people not only detox but stay in permanent recovery. This was Jason’s passion and as a family it has become our personal mission.
I took the last year and a half to carefully cultivate the most renowned scientific dream team to find the cause and ultimate cure of substance use disorder. Our Scientific Advisory Board is led by Dr. Kurt Rasmussen, Director of Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and we have assembled a collaborative group of esteemed doctors who are part of our Cure Addiction Now team. We met with this incredible brain power ensemble in the Winter of 2019 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and the synergy was electrifying.
The philosophy of CAN is simple; to assemble the most stellar group of scientists in the field to work as a team, to communicate and never duplicate research. I have proven this innovative platform to be a huge success as evidenced by the ground-breaking multiple sclerosis research accomplished at Race to Erase MS, an organization I founded 27 years ago when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Together we will transform the current system of how substance use disorder is viewed and treated and break the mold of the endless merry-go-round of addiction. We need to foster the opportunity for profound breakthroughs and not just minor incremental progress. For all the rehab and other programs helping addicts, people need better tools in their hands to be able to achieve the goal of lasting sobriety. We are dedicated to find the true causes of drug addiction, and our goal is to ultimately find a cure and save lives.