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Welcome to The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, serving the following HHS Region 1 states:

  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont

Recent News

From the New England ATTC
Apr. 12, 2024
The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55 years, participants from many disciplines have come together to form a unique, diverse learning community.This year will be our […]
Apr. 12, 2024
On May 13th - 15th the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Technology Transfer Centers Program are hosting a training event where participants will learn more about innovative approaches to supporting better outcomes for those who provide care as well as those seeking and receiving behavioral health care in communities of color in New England. […]
Apr. 04, 2024
APRIL 9th and 10th at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH The 2024 SOS Recovery, Inclusion, Community and Harm Reduction (RICH) conference will attract up to 275 leaders and advocates within the prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction communities across New England as well as health care providers, clinical staff, licensed professionals, mental health […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the New England ATTC
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute is providing targeted technical assistance in Motivational Interviewing – Advancing the Practice on 4/19/24 with nationally renowned motivational interviewing (MI) trainer Stephen Andrew. This training is for learners who have completed the Motivational Interviewing Fundamentals and who want to deepen their skill and understanding of motivational interviewing. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA please contact [email protected]]
Face-to-Face Training
The New England ATTC in partnership with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services is providing intensive technical assistance in "Basic Motivational Interviewing" on 4/23/24 from 9:00-4:00 (EST) with subject matter expert Robert Jope. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, evidence-based, goal-oriented method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence with the individual. This active, skill-building workshop provides participants with knowledge of the spirit, micro skills, and strategies of the model, and provides opportunities to practice the approach. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]
Webinar/Virtual Training
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the Southeastern Mental Health Authority is providing targeted TA in “Trauma Integrated Addiction Treatment” on 4/24/24 from 1:00-4:00 with subject matter expert Taylor D'Addario. This interactive and experiential presentation offers an overview of the impact of trauma on the recovery process from a social, biological, psychological, and spiritual perspective and will provide clinicians with skills to work with people affected by trauma throughout their recovery, as well as, understanding the conceptual framework of trauma-informed practice. [This is a private, targeted technical assistance (TA) event.  If you are interested in similar TA, please contact [email protected]]

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The New England ATTC in partnership with RICARES provided a basic/universal TA session titled “State-level homelessness and drug overdose mortality: Evidence from US panel data” on 3/21/24 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Although we in recovery science understand well that not having access to steady, safe, and secure housing is a risk factor for drug overdose for a given individual, less is known about the relationship between homelessness and overdose mortality (the rate of death resulting from drug overdose) at the state level. In this study, researchers looked at data on housing, population, substance use, overdose, unemployment, and other variables from 2007–2020 for all US states and Washington DC. The result was that overdose mortality was found to be positively associated with homelessness at the state level in other words, the more homelessness there is in a state, the higher the state’s overdose mortality rate is likely to be. However, they found that this association becomes weaker when fentanyl is widely available in a given state. Researchers concluded that, given this association, policies, and programs to prevent and reduce homelessness should be considered critical elements of overdose prevention efforts. Article link: Please find the meeting summary here: ATTC ReadingGroup 03212024 Summary
The New England ATTC in partnership with RICARES provided a basic/universal TA session titled “Hospitalizations for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders in Older Adults: Trends, Comorbidities, and Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity” on 2/22/24 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Increasing numbers of adults aged 65+ years are being diagnosed with alcohol and opioid use disorders. Researchers understand relatively little about older people who are hospitalized for these conditions. Researchers in this study looked at Medicare claims data from 2007-2014 for older adults with a diagnosis of alcohol or opioid use disorder and looked at trends around hospitalizations over time, as well as trends by diagnosis, race, and gender. Study investigators found that more and more adults aged 65 years and older have been treated in hospitals for alcohol and opioid use disorders over the study period and that among the people who were treated in hospital, certain race and gender groups were more likely than others to be hospitalized. Investigators concluded that more research on these disparities is needed and that interventions and treatments are needed to help older adults who use substances. Article link: Please find the the meeting summary here: ATTC ReadingGroup 02222024 Summary
Presentation Slides
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals, provided a basic TA webinar titled, "Peer Support: Why Your Program Needs It" on 1/31/2024 with subject matter expert Abby Frutchey. This webinar is intended to support treatment court teams in understanding the value of peer support and the framework for successfully integrating peer support specialists into the court setting at all levels of implementation. This presentation will examine the various peer and professional peer roles available to support court participants, receive guidance on the role of Peer Support Specialists within the court program, and dispel myths that may be impacting a team's decision to integrate peer support. Please click the link above to access the slides of this webinar. 
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