2014 Addiction Treatment Technology Summit

Chicago, Illinois - August 26-27, 2014 

About the Summit

The goal of the summit is to increase knowledge and awareness regarding technology-based substance use disorder interventions to promote the utilization of telehealth technologies in delivering addiction treatment and recovery services. Leading addiction treatment researchers will present their findings on technology-based interventions to addiction treatment providers, followed by breakout discussion groups regarding implementation strategies.

Summit Program


August 26, 2014
  1. Tipping, K. -  Health Information Technology and Behavioral Health (SAMHSA)
  2. Marsch, L. - Transforming Addiction Treatment with Science-based Technology

Session A: Tele-recovery: Enhancing Recovery Support Services using Telephone-based Interventions

  1. Moore, B. - The Recovery Line: Automoated Telephone-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Ancillary Treatment 
  2. Dennis, M. - Smartphones to Provide Recovery Support for Adolescents
  3. Campbell, W. - Computer-Delivered Interventions: A Stepped Care Approach for Problem Drinkers

Session B: Expanding Treatment Access for Criminal Justice Populations via Technology

  1. Chaple, M. Technology Assisted Care for Offenders with SUDS
  2. Staton-Tindall, M - METelemdicine: A Pilot Study with Rural Alcohol Users on Community Supervision
  3. Walters, S. - MAPIT: Web-based Intervention Targeting Substance Abuse Treatment in the CJ System

Session C: Improving Adherence and Outcomes for HIV and Methadone Patients using Innovative Technologies

  1. Cutter, C. - Exercise-based Videogame Interventin for Opiod Dependent Patients in Methadone Maintenance
  2. Ingersoll, K. - Using mHealth to Improve the HIV Treatment Cascade: Texting and Mobile Application Examples
  3. King, V. - Using Web-based Videoconferncing to Deliver Standard and Intensified Levels of Substance Abuse Counseling

Wanser, D. - Building a Bridge to the Technology Showcase

August 27, 2014

Keynote/Innovations in Technology Assisted Care Panel:

  1. Mohr, D. - Behavioral Intervention Technologies: Bring Treatment for Depression into the Fabric of our Lives
  2. Gustafson, D. - Combining CBT and ACHESS - the SEVA Experience
  3. Barnett, N. - Alcohol Biosensors: Research Background and Clinical Applications
  4. Shrier, L. - "Counselor in my Pocket": Using Mobile Technology to Reduce Marijuana Use

Panel Highlights and Summaries for Reflections

Session A: Technology Solutions in Primary Care and Emergency Departments: Automated Screening and Brief Interventions

  1. Rose, G. - Automated Pre-Screening and Inervention for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care can Effect Patient Activiation and Provider Communication
  2. Helzer, J. - Dr. IVR: Automated Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol in Primary Care
  3. Choo, E. - BSAFER: A Tablet Computer Intervention for Women with Interpersonal Violence (IPV) & Drug Use in ER 

Panel Highlights and Summaries for Reflections

Session B: E-Interventions for Women with Substance Use Disorders

  1. Ingersoll, K. - Development and Usability of an eHealth Intervention to Reduce Alcohol-exposed Pregnancy Risk
  2. Odersma, S. - Computer-delivered Screening and Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse in Pregnany and Postpartum Women

Panel Highlights and Summaries for Reflections

Session C: Technology Assisted Care Use and Receptivity among American Indian/Alaskan Native Populations

  1. Campbell, A. - Acceptability of Web-based Psychosocial Treatment with Urban AI/AN Clients Enrolled in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
  2. Shore, J. - Telemental Health Models of Addiction Treatment and Services for AI/AN Populations
  3. Gaston, A. - Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Promote AI/AN Adolescent Health

 Meet the Panel Session Presenters 

Panel Highlights and Summaries for Reflections

Continuing Education Hours

Participants can earn up to 12.0 continuing education hours (CEHs)
The following organizations have been approved or pending approval for the Summit:

  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886621393-4047) for 12 Substance Use Disorders continuing education contact hours.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (12.0 RCHs)
  • Illinois Certification Board (ICB) 
  • Indiana CAADA
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) 
  • Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for LADC’s 
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFCC & LCSW)
  • California Association of Alcohol & Drug Educators (CAADE)

Contact Information

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact NFAR-ATTC staff at nfar@attcnetwork.org or by phone at (775) 784-6265 or toll free at (866) 617-2816.