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THE MESSENGER February 2018
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Behavioral Healthcare in the Digital Age

Nancy Roget, MS, MFT
Director, NFAR

Joyce Hartje, PhD
Senior Project Manager, Evaluation Research

Wendy Woods, MA
Senior Project Manager

Terra Hamblin, MA, NCC, DCC
Senior Project Manager 

University of Nevada, Reno
Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)


There are a variety of models for the delivery of quality and effective substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services in frontier/rural areas. However, themes are emerging from the scientific literature, as well as from rural treatment providers implementing new services, suggesting a trend toward using technology to provide services, including: use of technology and web-based services; offering recovery support services by telephone or web-based portal systems without initial substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services; flexibility in service delivery; integrated care; and Project ECHO-like models.

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Addiction Science Made Easy

CTN Research Briefs
Meg Brunner, MLIS

CTN Dissemination Library

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International Society of Substance Use Professionals 

is an international membership organization focused on developing, supporting, and 
representing the professional workforce in the substance use prevention and treatment fields. Find out more in the latest ISSUP Newsletter

ATTC Calendar 

What's happening in your region? Find out about upcoming events and trainings in your region. To view the calendar, click here

SAMHSA Resources

Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services

Clinical Guidance for Treatment Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants 







SAMHSA Voice Awards Call for Nominations 

The Voice Awards program honors community leaders and television and film professionals who inform the public about behavioral health. Nominations due March 16, 2018

Network Spotlight

Network Coordinating Office Kicks Off the Hepatitis C (HCV) Initiative 

In early February, the NCO convened a national meeting of thought leaders to launch the hepatitis C (HCV) initiative. Experts from research, government, and lived experiences met at SAMHSA headquarters to brainstorm a strategy for the ATTC to advance the screening and treatment of HCV in opioid treatment centers. This project will continue the work that began with the HCV Current initiative in the previous grant cycle. Watch your email and check the ATTC Network website for updates! 

Service Improvement Blog

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Understanding Substance Use Disorders: New online course covers the basics 

SoberBowl II: Stealth Advocacy Recovery 


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