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Alcohol-Specific Training and Education Resources

Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Alcoholism Course - A free, online library of lectures where NIAAA Director Dr. Ting-Kai Li’s presentation titled, “Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Alcoholism” was recently added. The Supercourse is an open-source global repository of more than 3,000 lectures. Dr. Li’s presentation includes an overview of alcohol use and its relationship to health problems, NIAAA research priorities, and pharmacological and behavioral treatments for alcohol use disorders.

Ask A Professional - ATTC Network Web site page in the Workforce Development section giving you access to addiction treatment and recovery services experts across the country who are waiting to hear from you.

Certification Info – Resource listing basic state, national and international licensing and credentialing information for alcohol and drug counselors.

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC&RC)  - Sets the international standards of practice in addiction counseling, prevention and clinical supervision through testing and credentialing of addiction professionals.

Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders - Covers current research in the areas of epidemiology, etiology, prevention, screening, assessment, intervention and motivational interviewing, legal and ethical issues, coordinated care systems, intimate partner violence, adolescence, women, older adults, homelessness, comorbidity, sexual orientation, refugees and immigrants, ethnicity, disability, and fetal exposure to alcohol.

From ATTC Regional Centers:

Northeast ATTC:
Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents - Trainers’ Manual for a two-day course.  Developed by the Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine with support from the Northeast ATTC.

Substance Abuse and Coexisting Disabilities w/ Post-Test for CEUs - Northeast ATTC’s Resource Links newsletter article summarizing the prevalence of substance abuse and coexisting disabilities and associated risks. Case studies and treatment approaches are included.

Mid-America ATTC:
Collaborative Response: Addressing the Needs of Consumers with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: Item #M09-Participant
– Eight (8) session, 21 hour curriculum designed by Mid-America ATTC to promote a cross-disciplinary understanding between mental health and addiction clinicians. Two (2) three-hour trainer-led sessions are followed by six (6) two-hour small group sessions

Treatment Works Fact Sheets
Evidence Supporting the Public Funding of Addiction Treatment
Addiction Treatment:  When Knowing the Facts Can Help
Addiction Treatment:  Public Funding/Cost Effective/Tx Gap
Addiction Treatment:  Effectiveness/Cost/Tx Gap

Pacific Southwest ATTC:
Integrated Treatment Training Modules:

Integrated Treatment 101: 
How to Recognize Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
– provides the necessary assessment tools for dual diagnosis through the collective vantage points of researchers, consumers, and treatment practitioners. 

Integrated Treatment 102:
How to Treat Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders – addresses treatment of the whole person, rather than just one part, and works to foster recovery and self–efficacy in an intensive, comprehensive and long–term setting.

Integrated Treatment 201:
Medication Management for Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
–answers questions associated with medication management issues in treating persons with both substance use and mental illness.

Integrated Treatment 301:
Group Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders– introduces group intervention as a method of integrated treatment.

Integrated Treatment 401 (1st part):
Introduction to Relapse Prevention for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment 

Integrated Treatment 402 (2nd part):
Approaches to Relapse Prevention for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders – focuses on helping consumers, families and professionals use evidence–based relapse prevention strategies for both mental illness and substance use in an integrated manner.

Other Resources:

Novel Approaches To Engagement In Care - Two-hour video with a companion booklet with three expert researchers in substance abuse treatment discussing three evidence-based practices that have been demonstrated to promote positive patient outcomes: Contingency Management, Role Induction and Motivation Interviewing.

Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Manual for therapists to permit replication of the treatment procedures employed in Project MATCH, a multi-site clinical trial of patient-treatment matching sponsored by NIAAA.



American Journal of Psychiatry
Anticraving Medications for Relapse Prevention: A Possible New Class of Psychoactive Medications.

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Addressing Alcohol Problems Within the Regular Health Care Setting, and Outside of Specialized Treatment
African American and Hispanic Alcohol Abusers Need More Residential Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol Abuse:  Early Diagnosis is Key to Treatment Success
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Among HMO Patients
Alcoholics Anonymous and Treatment Seem to Work Best Together
Alcoholics Anonymous Membership May Decrease Alcohol-Related Homicides
Alcoholism-Treatment Medication Acamprosate May Help Abstinent Alcoholics Sleep BetterAnxiety Disorders Can Compromise Success of Alcohol-Dependence TreatmentBehavioral Therapies Plus Pharmacotherapies Can Add Up to Success
Integrated Chemical-Dependency and Mental-Health Treatment Best for Adolescents
Most First-Time Offenders for Driving While Intoxicated Need Help for More Than Just Alcohol
Promising New Treatment Options for People with Co-Existing Alcohol-Use and Psychiatric Disorders

Journal of American Medical Association
Drug Dependence, A Chronic Medical Illness:  Implications for Treatment, Insurance, and Outcomes Evaluation.

Medical News Today - Alcohol/Addiction/Illegal Drugs News

SAMHSA Newsroom

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