NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative

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Harnessing the skills, resources, and knowledge of two federal agencies
to facilitate moving important scientific findings into mainstream addiction treatment practice is the goal of the NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative. Developed in 2001 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, this project is designed to meld science and practice together to improve substance use disorder treatment and accelerate the dissemination of research-based drug abuse treatment findings into community-based practice.



Blending Initiative Products

Treatment for Opioids with Buprenorphine


Motivational Incentives


Other Evidence-Based Practices