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About the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

The Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) provides services to develop and strengthen the substance use disorder treatment and recovery workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Located at the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute as of October 2017, the NWATTC seeks to accelerate community-based implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for treatment and recovery by:

  • Sponsoring training online and in-person to enhance clinical knowledge and skills, and adoption of EBPs,
  • Providing intensive technical assistance to support systems change and organizational efforts to implement EBPs,
  • Offering consultation for systems-level change in the emerging new landscape for behavioral health care,
  • Disseminating science-based information on EBPs, cultural competence, and more.

Areas of EBP Expertise:

  • Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Healing of the Canoe
  • Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • Contingency Management/Motivational Incentives
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Populations & Areas of Emphasis:

  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Pregnant & Parenting Women
  • Medical/Recreational Cannabis
  • Opioids and Prescription Drugs
  • Implementation Science
  • Behavioral Health Integration & Systems Change
  • Cultural Adaptation of Evidence-Based Practices