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Mountain Plains ATTC

University of North Dakota
231 Centennial Dr., Stop 7189,
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
Jul. 09, 2024
By recognizing and affirming the importance of Pride Month and using this time to reflect on how to better support LGBTQI+ people living with SUDs and other mental health disorders, everyone can contribute to increasing LGBTQI+ behavioral health equity and serving as effective allies to LGBTQI+ people in recovery. Reach out to your regional SAMHSA-funded […]
Jun. 28, 2024
SAMHSA is now accepting nominations for the SAMHSA Trailblazers in Advancing Recovery (STAR) Awards. The STAR Awards honor leaders in recovery with lived experience of mental health and/or substance use conditions including youth and family members whose lives have also been affected. In addition, the STAR Awards recognize organizations for exceptional efforts to promote recovery […]
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 […]

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
Chronic pain management gets most of our attention these days. And justifiably so. But what about acute pain? In this follow up session to the one held in May, we will explore specific differences between acute pain and chronic pain and the challenges and risks that are seen in the care and management of acute pain in patients with opioid use disorder. Clinicians have an obligation to provide appropriate and adequate pain relief. It sounds so simple but can be quite difficult. Come ready to equip yourself with tools & strategies to address acute pain with your patients in a kindly and medically sound fashion. Objectives: Know the basic differences between acute pain and chronic pain management Identify key elements in determining appropriate acute pain and post-op pain management Explore challenges and opportunities in treating acute pain in chronic pain patients Craig Uthe, MD is a board-certified family physician with the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Professional Well-Being at Sanford Health and the Chief Well-Being Officer for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Uthe has been a medical advisor to the SD Health Professionals Assistance Program, an organization that provides management services to health care professionals with potentially impairing illnesses & addictions.

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mountain Plains ATTC
Addiction and mental health professionals, medical providers, and recovery support staff are increasingly likely to encounter refugees and others who have experienced forced displacement. This webinar will describe the types of crises that create forced displacement, the experience of the person who was displaced, and appropriate approaches for the professional who serves those who have experienced forced displacement.
This is a recording of the webinar presented on June 26, 2024 with Sarah Rowan, MD, and Hermione Hurley, MD. The webinar focused on the advances in the treatment of hepatitis C and the impact of the current medications available for the treatment of the disease. Download Slide Deck
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.
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