We are the Governor’s Institute

We’re a non-governmental, non-profit focused on improving North Carolina’s effectiveness and success in prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders.

We have long-standing partnerships across the NC medical and behavioral health communities, research and training institutions and state and federal agencies including the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services (DMH,DD,SUS), the NC Division of Public Health and the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Addiction Medicine

The Governor’s Institute (GI) works collaboratively with partners to provide a broad range of physician initiatives to better equip clinicians in primary care and specialty settings to prevent, identify and treat substance use issues.

Veterans Services

The GI also works with state and federal partners on projects and programs that improve the lives of military service members, Veterans and their families throughout North Carolina by connecting these service members with needed behavioral health and other community services.

How we started

The Governor’s Institute was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1990 by then-NC Governor James Martin, with a commitment to improving how physicians and other health care providers identify and intervene with substance use issues. This includes equipping these providers with the knowledge and skills to better prevent, treat, and support recovery of patients with these issues.

Our Current Projects & Partnerships

Each year, we search out new grants to fund new projects. Below is a list of some of our current work and partnerships.