New England ATTC at Brown University

The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center is part of a national network consisting of 10 regional centers, 4 national focus areas and a coordinating office that provide services to all US states and territories. As a multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the substance use disorders treatment and recovery support services field, the ATTC Network serves to:

  • Raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices,
  • Build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addiction treatment and recovery services, and
  • Change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addiction treatment and recovery outcomes.


News and Events:



The 48th Annual New England Summer School event will take place at centrally located Worcester State University, Worcester, MA from June 5 – 8, 2017. With over 80 courses, covering dozens of important topics, the New England Summer School is an event not to be missed. Coursework has been designed for new addiction counselors, seasoned counselors, prevention specialists, recovery coaches, recovery organizers, criminal justice professionals, agency administrators, allied social service professionals, and all who encounter substance use disorders in their work. 

We encourage you to register as soon as possible to ensure your course choices. Check out the course list and course descriptions. We encourage you to click here to register today to ensure your course choices!
Most New England state agencies and some other entities are offering partial state scholarships. Click here for scholarship application information.

Once again this year, our planning committee, staff, and faculty have worked hard on this comprehensive program, which addresses the critical needs of professionals and their agencies: courses to work toward certification or licensure, courses to enhance skills to work in an integrated care environment, recovery oriented care, evidence-based practices, current and emerging issues, behavioral healthcare integration, and much more. An exciting plenary series also rounds out the program, beginning with our dynamic opening speaker, Sheila Raye Charles, and closing with our motivating closing speaker, A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., SAMHSA Regional Administrator.

Over 80 courses are offered at the program on a wide variety of current treatment, recovery, and prevention topics. The following popular 4-day intensive courses will be offered:
  • Recovery Coach Academy
  • Substance Use Prevention Skills Training
  • Compulsive Gambling Training Institute 
This year will also feature:
  • A 4-Day Operations Management Track, with coursework not previously offered at the Worcester State Venue;
  • An Adolescent Track, specifically designed for those working in adolescent treatment;
  • A Criminal Justice track;
  • Several two-day intensive treatment courses;
  • Many new courses, some requested back by popular demand, and much more!
Comments from our participants each year reflect the value of this continuing education experience to their work:

"I thought the number of training opportunities was very helpful. I appreciated the number of different presentations I was able to attend and the variety of the trainings. It was really a lot of material presented in 4 days. Great value for the cost. I felt like I walked away with a lot of information."

"I enjoyed every program I attended. I found the information to be very useful in my work and could be implemented immediately.”

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Substance Use, HIV, and Women: What Clinicians Need to Know

The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of substance abuse and HIV among women. The curriculum reviews important epidemiological data focused on substance use trends in women and HIV prevalence; reviews standardized screening and assessment techniques to support the move to improve treatment effectiveness; and concludes with evidence-based and promising clinical strategies. The introductory training includes a 112-slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2-page fact sheet. The duration of the training is approximately 90-120 minutes, depending on whether the trainer chooses to present all of the slides, or a selection of slides.


What Does the Training Package Contain?

·    Training Slides (PPT)

·    Trainer Guide (PDF)

·    2-page Fact Sheet (PDF)

To view and download the training package, please visit:





Improving Care of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders: Effective Approaches for Assessing, Treating, and Engaging Teens