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National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) April 18 Tuesday, April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), an observance designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. The observance is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. […]
Published: 04/16/2019
Alcohol-Free Weekend is April 5-7, 2019 This national event is meant to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, all Americans are invited to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in […]
Published: 04/05/2019
April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The day aims to educate the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people and to highlight the work being done to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Prevention and education are a critical step to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Why is National Youth HIV & AIDS […]
Published: 04/05/2019
HRSA's Clinical Consultation Center (CCC) offers free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians.  Tools include a Substance Use Warmline at (855) 300-3595. Consultation is available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m ET, from addiction medicine-certified physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise […]
Published: 04/03/2019
The Opioid Response Network, in conjunction with the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals, hosted a three part webinar series on Medication Assisted Treatment!   The first webinar, "An Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatment and Drug Court Systems," was held on April 24th, 2019. The webinar discussed Medication Assisted Treatment and […]
Published: 04/02/2019
The National Council for Behavioral Health annual conference, held March 24-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, Nashville,TN,features the best in leadership, organizational development, and excellence in mental health and addictions practice. Dr. Rosemarie Martin of the New England ATTC presented at the conference and met up with Amy Pearlman and Julie Fine from Beacon […]
Published: 03/27/2019
Healing Two Generations: Research and Clinical Perspectives on Providing Comprehensive Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder April 18, 2019 | 10am (PDT) / 1pm (EDT) This webinar, sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the Western States Node of the NIDA CTN, will summarize what makes women’s treatment for substance use disorder […]
Published: 03/22/2019
Q&A From Kick Butts Day website What is Kick Butts Day? National Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Events are organized around the United States by teachers, youth leaders and health advocates to help raise awareness of the […]
Published: 03/15/2019
Apply now to participate in the second cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) beginning April 25, 2019, sponsored by the New England ATTC! The LDP has been designed by Peter Smith, with input from a committee of addictions professionals. This program will focus on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed to […]
Published: 03/14/2019
Did you know March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month? The National Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to helping people have the conversation about problem gambling. Approximately 2 million (1%) of U.S. adults are estimated to meet criteria for pathological gambling, and another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered problem gamblers; yet for many, gambling […]
Published: 03/13/2019
April 2-4, 2019 - 2019 Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Manhattan, KS; Note: April 2 pre-conference hosted by Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children features Mid-America ATTC presentation on family-centered care; click here for more information and to register April 8-9, 2019 - Current Practices of Maternal Behavioral Health Conference, Nebraska […]
Published: 03/13/2019
Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community: Next Session on March 28! Mid-America ATTC and  Missouri Recovery Network hope you join us for the next Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community on March 28! This free, monthly Learning Community will provide a networking bridge for recovery stakeholders within the four states in Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska). […]
Published: 03/13/2019
Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community: Next Session on March 28! Mid-America ATTC and  Missouri Recovery Network hope you join us for the next Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community on March 28! This free, monthly Learning Community will provide a networking bridge for recovery stakeholders within the four states in Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska). […]
Published: 03/13/2019
On 12 March 2019, the South Africa HIV ATTC team hosted a Motivational interviewing (MI) training led by Professor and Dr. Stephen Rollnick, co-founder of the MI approach. Providers from all realms of healthcare delivery were present, including provincial directors in community based and hospital services, clinical services, and resource development. The South Africa HIV […]
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Published: 03/12/2019
The Mountain Plains ATTC’s 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. Published by the Pew Charitable Trust in February 2019, The Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities: Thoughtful strategies can improve access to high-quality care fact […]
Published: 03/07/2019
The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Northwest PTTC) aims to advance the Region 10 prevention workforce's ability to find, select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and promising substance abuse prevention programs, policies, and practices to achieve a meaningful reduction in substance misuse and its harmful consequences. The Northwest PTTC is currently seeking feedback from the region […]
Published: 03/05/2019
Join us on March 27th, 2019 (12pm-1pm) for the next installment of our webinar series, "Teens R' Us and the SBIRT Model."  Ken C. Winters, PhD, of the Oregon Research Institute and University of Minnesota, will provide an overview of the SBIRT model for adolescents who may be using substances. An emphasis will be placed […]
Published: 03/05/2019
This set of two-page infographics uses estimates from SHADAC’s State Health Compare online data tool to explore the evolving opioid overdose epidemic across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, examining state variation in both the prevalence of opioid deaths and the types of opioids associated with these deaths. Additionally, due to growing concern and evidence that the […]
Published: 03/04/2019
A new 38-foot recreational vehicle outfitted with medical personnel and addiction treatment resources is Anne Arundel’s newest asset in the battle against opioid addiction. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, former county executive Steve Schuh, now executive director of the state Opioid Operational Command, and several other officials launched a partnership Tuesday in Crownsville between the state and […]
Published: 02/28/2019
Substance use disorder professionals are encouraged to attend the virtual job fairs hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More than 100 health care organizations across the country will participate and discuss open positions for: Licensed clinical social workers Psychologists Marriage and family therapists […]
Published: 02/22/2019
Mid-America ATTC and  Missouri Recovery Network hope you join us for the next Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community on February 28! This free, monthly Learning Community will provide a networking bridge for recovery stakeholders within the four states in Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska). The purpose is to allow sharing of innovative recovery program ideas, […]
Published: 02/22/2019
Mid-America ATTC partnered with the Mountain Plains ATTC to establish the Family Recovery Pathways: Addiction, Parenting, and Implications for Practice conference May 6-8, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The goal of this conference is to bring together professionals who engage with families impacted by substance use disorders (SUD) to provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary exploration of methamphetamine use among caretakers, […]
Published: 02/22/2019
The New England ATTC was a proud sponsor of the ABC6 Panel Discussion - Addiction Hitting Home: Where We Stand Now. The event was held at Brown University’s Salomon Center for Teaching on February 25th at 7PM; it brought together mental health and addiction experts, first responders, and Southern New Englanders directly impacted by the opioid epidemic. To view […]
Published: 02/21/2019
This planning guide and resource calendar helps communities plan and implement their National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW’s federal partners. This year’s calendar also features Augmented Reality (AR), so the calendar can come alive […]
Published: 02/21/2019
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