Buprenorphine Treatment: Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals

Current Blending Initiative Projects

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A national campaign to address the substance use treatment needs of adolescents.

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The NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative 2.0 Adolescent Research Workgroup produced webinars and products to promote the rapid dissemination of NIDA-funded research findings to the addiction treatment workforce and other disciplines treating adolescents.

Webinars and products focused on the key principles identified in NIDA's publication: Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide.

Nationally renowned experts discussed strategies to incorporate research findings into practice and addressed implications in treating adolescents and young adults.

NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Adolescent Blending Team Members

  • Phillip Orrick, Chair - South Southwest ATTC
  • Jason Burrow-Sánchez, PhD - Central Rockies ATTC
  • Sara Becker, PhD - New England ATTC
  • Marjean Searcy, SSW - Central Rockies ATTC
  • Pat Stilen, LCSW - Mid-America ATTC

Find out more about the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative

NIDA Children & Teens Resources

Get the inside information on how different drugs can affect the brain and the body and what you can do to get involved. For more resources, see the NIDA for Teens web site.

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  • About 7-8% of adolescents in need of substance use treatment actually receive treatment (SAMHSA, 2010) and SAMHSA TEDS 2011.
  • Substance dependence for illicit drugs was higher in those aged 12-17 (1.8%) than individuals aged 26+ (1.4%) (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, 2015)
  • Alcohol, marijuana and tobacco are the top three substances used by adolescents (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, 2015)

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