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Mountain Plains ATTC

University of North Dakota
400 Oxford St, Stop 9025
Grand Forks,
HHS Region 8
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Welcome to the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Co-located at the University of North Dakota and the University of Nevada, Reno, the Mountain Plains ATTC serves stakeholders residing in the HHS Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). We are pleased that you are interested in participating in training and technical assistance activities and/or serving in an advisory capacity as thought leaders and community experts. Our mutual passion, enhancing SUD treatment and recovery services for individuals and family members, especially those residing in rural and remote areas, is the foundation of our work. We value and cherish our stakeholders so please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or requests. By providing innovative and accessible learning opportunities on research-based practices in SUD treatment and recovery services, we seek to help you better serve your communities, staff, and patients.

Recent News

From the Mountain Plains ATTC
May. 06, 2024
Rimrock Foundation, Montana’s oldest nonprofit addiction treatment center, was featured in a CNN news article about the implementation of contingency management. Contingency management uses positive reinforcement as a behavioral treatment for stimulant addiction. People are rewarded with small-value gift cards or vouchers for submitting urine drug tests negative for stimulants. Decades of research show that […]
May. 02, 2024
Dr. Ryan Flinn, Co-Director of the SAMHSA-funded Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center, is serving as guest co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion entitled “Harm Reduction Strategies to Address Substance Misuse and the Associated Challenges.” Proposals for articles are due July 31, 2024. The Journal of Prevention and […]
Apr. 15, 2024
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, an opportunity to update your knowledge about alcohol use disorder (AUD) and the adverse impact of alcohol misuse on health and society. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), researchers estimate that each year there are more than 178,000 alcohol-related deaths, making alcohol a leading preventable […]

Upcoming Events

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Webinar/Virtual Training
The Mountain Plains ATTC is starting off Pride Month with a presentation to provide foundational knowledge to enhance your work with a diverse population. This webinar is designed to further develop understanding of LGBTQIA2S+ allyship and move toward solidarity. The session aims to help participants identify inclusive practices, skills, and resources to support LGBTQIA2S+ communities and demonstrating a commitment to the practice of allyship. Bio: Dr. Jeff Maliskey (he/him) is the Director for the Pride Center at the University of North Dakota. His work focuses on LGBTQIA2S+ identity support, gender and sexuality education, and advocacy. Dr. Maliskey brings over a decade of student affairs experience working with student affinity-based resources and support centers. As a first-generation, LGBTQ+ scholar, Dr. Jeff Maliskey understands the unique challenges that impact student success in relation to identity. His practice is student-centered, and justice based as means to work towards equity and inclusion in higher education.
Webinar/Virtual Training
This is a beginner friendly, data focused training that covers LGBTQ+ identity, outcomes, and increasing patient engagement in services. The training will give participants a broad understanding of LGBTQ+ culture, demographic terms, the data on population experiences, and tools that can be used in patient care and within an organization as a whole. The training will make individuals more comfortable and confident when interacting with and treating LGBTQ+ communities. Goals/objectives: • Identify the barriers LGBTQ+ Patients encounter when accessing health care services • Increase understanding of LGBTQ+ populations and cultural history especially as it relates to substance use • Cite existing tools and process improvement strategies related to providing services for LGBTQ+ patients BIO: Faye Seidler is an award winning advocate that specializes in suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ populations, and state data. She was born and raised in North Dakota and has a decade of experience in community organizing, public speaking, and professional development training. She is known for connecting and uplifting others, bringing communities together, and always keeping hope in focus.
Virtual TA Session
Virtual service delivery in the substance use and mental health treatment fields is here to stay, according to Meurer-Lynn (2023) and other notable researchers (Aafies- van Doom, et al., 2023; Shore, 2021; etc.). As such, how to blend in-person and virtual service (hybrid) delivery becomes an important question. Hybrid service delivery is a mixture of in-person sessions with videoconferencing sessions and may include phone check-ins. Hybrid service delivery models are known for providing flexibility, especially to clients with access issues, such as clients living in rural areas or those with transportation issues. Join the online consultation session every third Friday of the month to ask questions and discuss/share hybrid service delivery tips for practitioners. Examples of topics that can be discussed are: how to determine the right combination/ratio of virtual and in-person sessions; leveraging in-person and virtual (video and phone) sessions; negotiating a schedule with clients that will increase engagement, attendance, and adherence to treatment; what clinicians and administrators need to consider when initiating hybrid delivery services (e.g., reimbursement, privacy/security issues, staffing, telephone policies). To join Hybrid Service OtS use the Zoom login below on the scheduled time and day: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Step 2: Join by Telephone (ONLY if device doesn't have a microphone built in): Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 994 7973 1969 Continuing education hours are not provided. 

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mountain Plains ATTC
This is a recording of the webinar presented May 16th, 2024, by Craig Uthe, MD Significant challenges exist in providing safe and adequate care to the patient with co-occurring chronic pain and opioid use disorder. Establishing trust with and empowering this patient to be an active participant in their health is a difficult but necessary step. During this session, we will identify specific polarizing factors of chronic pain and OUD that make this work difficult and discuss strategies to enhance collaboration between patient and caregiver/prescriber that focus on the risk/benefit ratio in longitudinal care.
This is the recording and slides for the webinar presented April 24, 2024
Adolescent use of electronic cigarettes (vaping) remains steady. Teenagers can easily recite the health risks of cigarette smoking, however, awareness of the risks of vaping and the impact of nicotine on development is variable. This 90-minute webinar will explore how adolescent brain development is altered by nicotine or co-use of nicotine and cannabis. We invite educators, mental health and substance use professionals, and family members to join us in learning about the possible consequences of adolescent vaping. Download PDF
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