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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
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 […]
Apr. 01, 2024
The Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 26, the Behavioral Health Workforce Amendments bill, on February 28. Among other things, the bill creates the Masters in Addiction Counseling license making Utah the 32nd state to create such a license. The Association Utah of Substance Abuse Professionals (AUSAP) board worked on this initiative for two years […]
Mar. 06, 2024
Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and help share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction in your community. NDAFW is an annual health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. NDAFW provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Mountain Plains ATTC
Virtual TA Session
Need assistance applying and/or integrating the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria? Join On-the-Spot the 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. CT for a one-hour session with an ASAM professional who will answer and discuss questions related to: program development; 6-dimensional assessment and treatment planning; and continued service, transfer and discharge management.  Participants will have the opportunity to share case studies and receive guidance on how to use ASAM to make informed decisions with the client across the continuum of care. OtS is an open forum guided by the participants at each session. We look forward to meeting you and providing guidance on using ASAM. No registration required, join anytime within the hour.   Join ASAM Integration and Application OtS anytime during the scheduled day/time using the Zoom login below: Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a microphone built in) Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 761 231 872
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. 
Webinar/Virtual Training
Implementing harm reduction initiatives can be challenging, and doing so in rural communities can present unique difficulties due to communication barriers, competing interests, and a lack of familiarity with the benefits of these approaches. This 90-minute webinar will provide participants with strategies to overcome these obstacles and ultimately create buy-in for harm reduction initiatives in rural communities. Healthcare providers, public servants, policy makers, elected officials, and other community members will all benefit from joining us for this presentation and discussion. Learning Objectives: Describe unique barriers to harm reduction in rural communities Identify strategies to overcome ambivalence about harm reduction initiatives Learn approaches to foster supportive and collaborative community partnerships Bio: Eric Atkinson is a retired police chief and the current city administrator for Menomonie, Wisconsin. He is the co-founder of Project Hope — a county-wide collaborative initiative that works towards abating the methamphetamine and opioid epidemic sweeping Wisconsin.

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mountain Plains ATTC
This is the recording and a pdf file of the slides used for the March 27, 2024 webinar
Contingency management is the evidence-based behavioral intervention associated with the most robust evidence for effectively treating individuals with a stimulant use disorder (StimUD). Contingency management provides monetary incentives (such as gift cards) for meeting treatment goals, including stimulant non-use as measured by negative point-of-care urine drug tests (UDTs), rewarding individuals for changing their behaviors. Substance use offers a powerful, immediate reinforcement. Contingency management confronts this challenge by offering immediate financial awards that can help activate the brain’s reward system, thus encouraging the replacement of stimulants with the incentive to achieve a dopamine release. This 90-minute webinar is designed to provide a broad overview of contingency management for treating individuals with a stimulant use disorder (StimUD). Ample time will be provided for group discussion and audience Q&A.   Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to: -Describe at least three (3) patterns and trends regarding the scope of stimulant use in the Western U.S. and beyond. -Identify at least three (3) acute and three (3) chronic effects of psychostimulant drugs on the brain. -Formulate a list of the four (4) essential elements of an evidence‐based, protocol‐driven contingency management program to address stimulant use. -Specify two (2) barriers to implementing contingency management and two (2) strategies to address the barriers.  
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