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

November 8, 2016

Presenter Name: Hanh Dao, MSW

Title: Developing a Collaborative Approach to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Brief Overview: The rate of opioid misuse and dependence is escalating in many communities. The systems working with affected families are struggling to develop a comprehensive approach. These systems often have varying perspectives on the primary client and thus on the intended outcome. The systems operate under a considerable range of policies, approaches, practice and access to resources. These differences across, and sometimes, within systems affect service coordination and can create further challenges for families. The challenges are often magnified in situations involving pregnant women and their infants. Join this webinette to learn of tools and resources available from the newly published document, A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders: Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers.

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


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


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Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools for Use in Primary Care

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern (12pm Central / 11am Mountain /10am Pacific)

Click here to Register.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides two validated, web-based screening tools (BSTAD and S2BI) for use with adolescent patients at primary care settings, available at no cost from the NIDA website. Any substance use during adolescence is worrying, as this behavior is associated with a range of problems including physical and mental health conditions, poor school performance, justice system involvement, and risk for developing a substance use disorder in adulthood. Detection of substance use can be followed by brief intervention in the office and/or referral to specialty care to prevent negative health and social consequences of continued use. For youth not reporting any substance use, screening can provide an opportunity for prevention through clinician reinforcement of healthy behaviors. Having tools that indicate clinically relevant risk categories of adolescent substance use allows clinicians to address substance use and refer youths for additional intervention when necessary.

Geetha Subramaniam, MD is the Deputy Director for NIDA's Center for Clinical Trials Network and a board certified Child and Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist.

Robert Schwartz, MD, Friends Research Institute Medical Director, is a psychiatrist and former Director of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital


While you're there register for a Webinar



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.
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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.