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.

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ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW)

The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW) was established to develop a family- centered treatment national curricula, web-based toolkit, and provides support for national training efforts through the ATTC Network. Click HERE for more information.


Webinette Series

30-Minute Presentations on Behavioral Health Issues Affecting

Pregnant & Postpartum Women

September 13, 2016

Presenter Name: Deborah Werner, MA, PMP

Title: Supporting Recovery through Housing: Options and Innovations for Women and Families

Brief Overview: Where you live impacts where you access services, develop supportive relationships, work or go to school. Housing is one of the pillars of recovery. And yet, accessing safe, affordable housing in neighborhoods of choice can be challenging for women and families who are experiencing both substance use disorders and poverty. This session will introduce housing options and innovations for women and families including recovery housing, permanent supportive housing, affordable housing developments and other housing counseling. Collaborative, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding the array of available housing options will also be discussed.

Link to Register:

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


Join us for the third webinar in the quarterly series on new approaches in evidence-based prevention and substance use disorder treatment for youth:

The Value of Evidenced Based Screening, Assessment and Treatment for Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

This presentation will look at the value of evidenced based screening, assessment and evidence based practices for adolescents with substance use disorders. It will a) review multiple large demonstrations of the feasibility, replicability, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of several approaches to screening, assessment, treatment and recovery support services; b) show that comprehensive assessment is important because most present with multiple co-occurring problem; and c) examine recent meta analyses and articles demonstrating that a wide range of evidence based treatment, recovery support and other practices are associated with better outcomes than treatment as usual. The course will also provide a list of recent references in this area.

Presenter: Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D. Dr. Michael Dennis is a Senior Research Psychologist and the Director of the GAIN Coordinating Center at Chestnut Health Systems in Normal, IL

Date:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern (1pm Central / 12pm Mountain /11am Pacific)


While you're there register for a Webinar



September 8-11, 2016    Resort & Conference Center    Hyannis, MA
CCSAD Welcomes Featured Faculty
CCSAD strives to offer more workshop choices, faculty, and vendors for our attendees. This year, CCSAD will host more than 60 esteemed faculty who provide unmatched learning opportunities through their experience and education. To view our expert faculty and read bios, click here.
Early Bird Registration Ending Soon
The 29th annual CCSAD is expected to draw more than 1,200 addiction professionals from across the country. Register now to receive the early bird registration rate - a savings of up to $50 off the regular rate. 
Early bird registration ends August 15
CCSAD Program Highlights - Including the New heART & Science of Addiction 
The 2016 curriculum highlights current topics and challenges relevant to the industry. Attendees can earn up to 32.5 CEs and choose from 66 challenging keynotes and workshops led by more than 60 highly-skilled faculty members. CCSAD provides unique opportunities to focus on specialty areas through collaborations with Rosewood, IAFAP, ASAM, AAAP, and NEATTC. Look for these focused learning series and meetings highlighted throughout the program.

The new heArt and Science of Addiction learning serieces, in collaboration with the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NEATTC), will focus on the application of emerging research and will include:
  • Evidence-Based Criminogenic Risk Reduction - Michael Torch, MA, LADC 
  • Management of Pain, Anxiety and Sleep in Patients with Addictive Disease - Richard Whitney, MD
  • Implementing Technology-Assisted Care into Behavioral Health Settings: Telehealth - Michael Torch, MA, LADC
  • Capacity Assessment - Michael Torch, MA, LADC
  • Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge for Behavioral Health Providers - Haner Hernandez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI
  • Cannabis-Implementing Successful Clinical Strategies - Brian Hurley, MD, MBA & John Douglas, MD, MBA
Most Hotels are Sold Out
The host hotel, The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, is sold out as well as several of the CCSAD overflow hotels. Click here to view currently available hotels; we will be adding more hotels so check back often. 
Exhibit Hall is Sold Out
Did you know that C4 is a small non-profit organization? The Conferencing Division relies on the support of our exhibitors and patrons to educate professionals in the addictions field. This is our primary mission and we could not continue without our exhibitors and patrons! View them on our interactive map.
Interested in Sponsoring at CCSAD next year? Contact us now.
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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - Updated 2016

Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Updated in 2016.