The Central Rockies ATTC is managed by the Utah Addiction Center at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Through a collaborative partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Iowa, the Central Rockies ATTC facilitates workforce development for treatment professionals providing training and technical assistance on evidence-based practices, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Blending Products and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Initiatives.
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Nearly one-quarter of AIDS cases stem from intravenous drug use, and one in four people living with HIV/AIDS from 2005–2009 reported drugs or alcohol abuse requiring treatment. 1 The intoxicating effects of many drugs that alter judgment and inhibition often lead users to engage in impulsive and unsafe behaviors, including sexually risky behaviors to obtain drugs or money for drugs.