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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
Jun. 06, 2024
Mountain Plains ATTC is part of an Opioid Response Network (ORN) Addiction Workforce Interest Group. This group will be meeting to address factors contributing to the current workforce shortage. You can help us by responding to this 7 question inquiry to give us a snapshot of the current situation. We encourage you to pass the […]
Jun. 03, 2024
The links below provide resources and publications for clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals related to the health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals. These resources include information about training to help providers develop skills to deliver culturally-responsive and evidence-based treatment, recovery and prevention services for LGBTQIA+ populations dealing […]
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 […]

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
There have been significant advances in the treatment of hepatitis C, which impacts people who use substances to a higher degree than the general population. Screening for hepatitis C is a requirement for any SUD treatment program that receives block grant funding. This webinar will help any SUD treatment provider or staff who is working with people who use drugs and may be at risk of hepatitis C. Learning objectives: Learn about the epidemiology of hepatitis C and its overlap with substance use and other related disorders. Review the clinical characteristics and outcomes associated with hepatitis C Identify hepatitis C screening best practices and ways to incorporate hepatitis C screening, referrals, and treatment into substance use disorder treatment programs. Dr. Hermione Hurley is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado, working at Denver Health as a Physician of Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine. Her interest in providing low barrier care was prompted after observing poor health outcomes for people released from incarceration as they transitioned back into the community. Her position is supported by the departments of Psychiatry, Public Health and Medicine enabling integrated treatment of infection in opioid treatment programs, and substance use treatment for people living with HIV. Dr. Sarah Rowan is the Associate Director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention at the Public Health Institute at Denver Health and an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Denver. She is board certified in infectious diseases and specializes in the care of patients with HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Rowan’s research focuses on optimizing public health efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). She also serves as the Associate Director for Public and Community Health for the Mentored Scholarly Activity Program in the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mountain Plains ATTC
This is a recording of the webinar held June 11, 2024. It provided training to 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. Presented by Faye Seidler.
This is a recording of the session presented June 6, 2024. It was presented 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.
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.
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