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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 […]
Published: 04/15/2024
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 […]
Published: 04/12/2024
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. […]
Published: 04/12/2024
By: Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC As it pertains to substance use, in recent decades the U.S. government, media, law enforcement, substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment community, and the general public have primarily focused on impacts of cocaine, methamphetamines, prescription drug misuse, and opioid use disorder. Discussions of alcohol use disorders have gone the way of […]
Published: 04/11/2024
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 […]
Published: 04/04/2024
A Community Approach to Xylazine and Other Novel Psychoactive Substances: An ORN Regional Summit was held on March 1, 2024, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Opioid Response Network (ORN) hosted a pivotal community event aimed at tackling the rising issue of xylazine and other novel psychoactive substances. The ORN collaborated with several esteemed partners including the West […]
Published: 04/02/2024
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 […]
Published: 04/01/2024
What is the Invitation to Change (ITC) Approach? The Invitation to Change model was developed by CMC: Foundation for Change and focuses on building communication skills, improving family relationships and self-care for families. Support groups can be facilitated by paid or volunteer community members, peer support specialists or clinicians. The Invitation to Change model and strategies are […]
Published: 03/29/2024
The Dialogue is a product of The Danya Institute and is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the HHS Region 3/Central East region. This electronic newsletter is disseminated bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. We welcome any feedback and encourage you to submit topics and ideas for future issues of […]
Published: 03/20/2024
The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is pleased to announce the 10th cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addiction professionals from across the continuum of care. This program will help attendees to integrate effective leadership practices into their workflow using a range of learning methods including a learning community, intact small […]
Published: 03/20/2024
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 […]
Published: 03/06/2024
This  Black History Month, let's pause to recognize the remarkable achievements, unwavering strength, and outstanding triumphs of the Black community. It's also a time for us to recommit to cultivating an environment of inclusiveness, fairness, and opportunities for all. By recognizing and elevating diverse voices, we enrich our workplace and the vitality of our organizations, […]
Published: 02/22/2024
Please join us on March 27, 2024 (12-1pm PT) for our next webinar:  How Humor Helps: Using Therapeutic Humor to Support Clients March 27, 2024 | 12-1pm PT | Register here Humor has long been recognized as a powerful tool in therapy, capable of breaking down barriers, fostering rapport, and promoting healing. This interactive session […]
Published: 02/16/2024
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), finalized modifications to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patient Records regulations at 42 CFR part 2 (“Part 2”), which protect the privacy of patients’ SUD treatment records. Specifically, […]
Published: 02/14/2024
The ATTC Network joins SAMHSA in recognizing February as Black History Month. Explore resources and events from the Network and through the month of February.   The ATTC Network is continually adding to its library of resources and training materials for Black American and People of Color communities. Visit the Building Health Equity and Inclusion […]
Published: 02/07/2024
On Feb 1, 2024 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) marked two years of its Overdose Prevention Strategy (Strategy) by announcing bold new actions to combat overdoses. These actions include finalizing a rule that will dramatically expand access to life-saving medications for opioid use disorder, announcing that certain grant funds may now […]
Published: 02/07/2024
  First Lady Betty Ford's 1978 public statement about her alcohol use disorder played a major role in destigmatizing substance use disorders. Residential treatment facilities expanded exponentially to treat substance use disorders. The next several decades after the First Lady's public testimony, the nation experienced a crack and heroin crisis in metropolitan communities and a […]
Published: 02/01/2024
The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is pleased to announce the 10th cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addiction professionals from across the continuum of care. This program will help attendees to integrate effective leadership practices into their workflow using a range of learning methods including a learning community, intact small […]
Published: 01/24/2024
Join the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) for our next collaborative webinar, Cannabis and Mental Health, held on February 28, 2024 from 11am-12:30pm PT.  this session, Natania Crane, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic, will provide current […]
Published: 01/23/2024
The New England ATTC, in partnership with the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals, is providing a basic TA webinar titled, "Peer Support: Why Your Program Needs It" on 1/31/2024 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm with subject matter expert Abby Frutchey. Peer support has long been a valuable resource in the recovery field. Growing […]
Published: 01/17/2024
Are you a prevention practitioner, allied health partner, or community member working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, and WA)? If yes, join us on February 7, 2024 for this informative session sponsored by the Northwest ATTC, PTTC, and MHTTC! This webinar will provide an overview […]
Published: 01/16/2024
In the October 2022–September 2023 grant year, the Opioid Response Network (ORN) expanded existing community collaboration efforts to convene regional summits in each of the 10 HHS regions. Altogether, ORN convened 38 summits with a total of 1,623 participants. Great Lakes HHS Region 5 hosted four of these summits. The first summit was held in […]
Published: 01/10/2024
SAMHSA’s 20th Prevention Day (SPD) takes place on Monday, January 29, 2024, in conjunction with CADCA National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Join us for the largest annual national gathering dedicated to advancing the prevention of substance use and misuse. We’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of […]
Published: 01/08/2024
By: Kisha Freed and Mark Sanders  Ella Fitzgerald’s 1938 blues song, “When I Get Low, I Get High,” eloquently summarizes the medicinal role alcohol and other drugs have played for African Americans experiencing oppression, isolation, and depression (Sanders, Sanders and White, 2006). The first article of this three-part series discusses the cultural importance of spirituality […]
Published: 12/21/2023
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