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CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, held February 4-7, 2019 at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD, offers rigorous training and exceptional networking opportunities for the industry’s top federal leaders and members of Congress as well as the people who are on the ground fighting substance use and misuse every day. Tonya Tavares of the New England […]
Published: 02/06/2019
Join us on February 27, 2019 (12pm PT) for the next installment of the NWATTC Webinar series! Presenters: John Fitzgerald, PhD, LPC, CAS and Mark Girard, MSW, LCSW This webinar will review key factors necessary for effectively treating co-occurring trauma and addiction. Practical suggestions and tools will be offered, including content specific to assessment, early intervention, […]
Published: 01/25/2019
Check out SAMHSA's publication on Medicaid Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and of Medication for the Reversal of Opioid Overdose The report discusses Medicaid coverage of FDA-approved medications for treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders, limitations on coverage (such as prior authorization requirements), background on federal laws and policies and […]
Published: 01/25/2019
We invite you to visit our Facebook page "ATTCs Vietnam/". Stay connected, be informed, share our event pics, and learn more about available training and technical assistance in the South of Vietnam.  
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Published: 01/25/2019
Applications Being Accepted for New Intensive Technical Assistance Opportunity for Peer Run Organizations, Recovery Community Organizations, Family-run Organizations, and Youth- and Young Adult-run Organizations  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Capacity Building Opportunity, an intensive technical […]
Published: 01/25/2019
Best Practices in Addressing Maternal Substance Use Disorders: What Physicians Should Know Substance Use Disorders during motherhood affect the whole family and require a comprehensive, compassionate and family-centered response Written by By Patricia Stilen, MSW; Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R; and Kate Mallula, MPH, LMSW and published in Kansas City Medicine — Journal of the New Kansas City […]
Published: 01/25/2019
The DRAM, Vol.15(1) - Front or back seat: Do patients with AUD prefer to make their own treatment decisions? For many years, members of the medical establishment have considered abstinence the only acceptable goal of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) treatment, even though some controlled drinking might be an appropriate goal for some AUD patients. As a result, […]
Published: 01/25/2019
  We hope you are able to join us on January 31 for a presentation on Recovery Housing Quality Standards and the Accredidation Process: A Missouri Perspective on a National Movement.   Mid-America ATTC and the Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) have teamed up for this free, monthly Learning Community. It will provide a networking bridge for recovery stakeholders within […]
Published: 01/25/2019
Opioid misuse has drastically increased in the U.S. resulting in a devastating public health impact on communities and families. In 2017, a Cross-Divisional Taskforce was formed of members of the American Psychological Association (APA) Divisions 12, 28 and 50 to develop a guide on clinical responses to the opioid crisis. The “Clinical Responses to the […]
Published: 01/24/2019
The Mountain Plains ATTC would like to introduce the new Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information (CoE-PHI), a SAMHSA initiative funded in September 2018. The purpose of this CoE is to develop and deliver training, TA, and educational resources for healthcare practitioners, families, individuals, states, and communities on various privacy laws and regulations as they relate to information […]
Published: 01/22/2019
On January 15, 2019, VHATTC, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC was very pleased to welcome Ms. Miriam Komaromy and Ms. Julie Rosen to VHATTC office and participate in our online case discussion with the MMT clinics. Assoc. Prof. Miriam Komaromy is currently spending 6 months in Hanoi, Vietnam as a Fulbright Scholar, helping […]
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Published: 01/21/2019
What’s next for Addiction Counselors? A summary of Behavioral Health Workforce Projections, 2016 – 2030 written by Health Resources and Services Administration. Recently, Health Resources and Services Administration released a report about the projections for the behavioral health workforce from 2016 to 2030. While the full report focuses on all health professions, this summary will […]
Published: 01/15/2019
(Originally posted by The ATTC Network)  In October 2017, President Trump and HHS declared this nation’s opioid crisis, a "Public Health Emergency," and many HHS agencies have taken important steps to address drug addiction and opioid misuse.   One year after this declaration and in light of the president signing into law a bipartisan package […]
Published: 01/11/2019
  The New England ATTC was delighted to host Holly Hagle, Ph.D. and Laurie Krom, MS, Co-Directors of the ATTC Network Coordinating Office (NCO) for a strategic planning meeting, while the NCO Directors' were in the New England region for project-related work.   
Published: 01/11/2019
On December 28, 2018, UMP Vietnam HIV ATTC, SAMHSA Vietnam had an exchange meeting with the PAC HCMC and representatives from some Methadone clinics in Ho Chi Minh City. The meeting was both an opportunity for both sides to look back on a year of VHATTC-UMP support for PAC HCMC as well as OPCs in […]
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Published: 01/10/2019
On 8 January 2019, VHATTC - University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HCMC) had a visit to NISSI Outreach Church in Tan Dien Hamlet, Long Thuong Commune, Can Giuoc District, Long An Province. The church was established 4 years ago and have operated as a faith-based treatment site, supporting detoxification for about 120 patients. Among these, […]
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Published: 01/10/2019
In October 2017, President Trump and HHS declared this nation’s opioid crisis, a "Public Health Emergency," and many HHS agencies have taken important steps to address drug addiction and opioid misuse.   One year after this declaration and in light of the president signing into law a bipartisan package of bills aimed at fighting the […]
Published: 01/04/2019
U.S. drug-related overdose deaths rose to 70,237 in 2017, a 6.9 percent increase from 2016. 67.8 percent of which involved opioids and synthetic opioids were involved in 59.8 % of those deaths.   Read more in the latest MMWR: Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths -- United States, 2013-2017, Vol. 67, December 21, 2018.
Published: 12/24/2018
How do you engage with clients who are using marijuana heavily, but not interested in treatment? This webinar will focus on the Check-Up model of intervention designed to attract voluntary participation from non-treatment seeking marijuana users. The elements of the intervention will be described with a focus on topics of conversation utilized to enhance motivation […]
Published: 12/20/2018
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Child Welfare Context: Challenges and Opportunities by Laura Radel, Melinda Baldwin, Gilbert Crouse, Robin Ghertner, and Annette Waters - November 2018 In November 2018, The U.S. DHHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released this brief which describes four key challenges related to the […]
Published: 12/05/2018
Chat Day provides high school age teens to chat directly with experts in the field of addiction and mental health. It will be held on the Tuesday (01/24/19) of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which runs from January 22-27, 2019. Registration is limited to 100 teens on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is coordinated by […]
Published: 12/03/2018
Congratulations to our very own Bronwyn Myers on her amazing achievement of being awarded a silver medal by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)! See more about her accomplishments in this video! Professor Bronwyn Myers is a Chief specialist scientist in the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Use Research Unit at the South African Medical […]
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Published: 12/01/2018
Join us on December 19 from 12-1pm (PT) for the latest in our NWATTC Webinar Series! This session, presented by Mary Hatch-Maillette, PhD, of the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will describe how and why SUD treatment counselors should strive for greater comfort and ease in talking to patients about their sexual risk […]
Published: 11/30/2018
From the NY Times Jail Ordered to Give Inmate Methadone for Opioid Addiction in Far-Reaching Ruling by Kate Taylor BOSTON — In a ruling that could have tremendous consequences for the country’s correctional system, a federal judge said this week that a Massachusetts man facing a jail sentence could not be denied access to treatment […]
Published: 11/29/2018
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