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 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use & Mental Health Initiative 

and New England Institute of Addiction Studies are pleased to announce the:

10th Annual C. Everett Koop, M.D. Symposium on Addiction Medicine: 

Reducing Behavioral Health Stigma

in Healthcare Systems and Communities

DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2016
LOCATION: Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium G, Lebanon, NH
TIME: Check In 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CO-SPONSORS: New England Node of NIDA CTN, All Together, and New Hampshire Training Institute on Addictive Disorders



Understanding the Challenges:

  • The Experience of Stigma
  • Impact of Stigma on Healthcare Outcomes
  • Identifying and Addressing our Stigmatizing Reflexes: An Experiential Session

Strategies to Change the Culture:

  • The Change Directions - Five Signs Campaign in New Hampshire: Engaging health systems
  • Roles for the Recovery Community in Changing Perceptions
  • Reducing Stigma in Healthcare Settings: Creating welcoming environments
  • Summary of next steps to change the culture, drawn from the day's experience

Target Audience: 

Physicians, nurses, addiction counselors, behavioral health clinicians, social workers, and other allied behavioral health professionals and health personnel working in general healthcare and behavioral healthcare settings; law enforcement and justice personnel; safety personnel; educators; and all interested in the topic.

Contact Hours and Accreditation (5.75 Hours):

The New England Institute is a recognized Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities by the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors and the New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Professionals.

Application is being made for professional contact hours for social workers.

Any additional professional certification information will be posted on the program registration website. Please contact NEIAS at 207-621-2549 or with any questions.

Fee: Lunch is on your own. Several options are available within the medical center. Coffee breaks and contact hours are provided.

  • $45 - General Symposium Registration 
  • $0 - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Staff Registration
  • $0 - Student Registration (Must show student ID)
  • $0 - Scholarship Registration Requested (If payment is a barrier to attendance) 

To Register:  Visit the New England Institute of Addiction Studies website at

Questions:  Please contact us at 207-621-2549 or

We hope to see you on December 8th for some great presentations and dialogue about this important and timely topic!!











Past Events:


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.

Link to Register:

            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:


What's next?

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