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The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center are pleased to announce Latinos Con Voz. A podcast that will highlight the important work being done by our subject matter experts who are Latino and/or Latino serving. Through this podcast our team hopes to provide a […]
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Published: 09/15/2023
Press release: September 12, 2023   SAMHSA, in collaboration with RTI International, has released two important resources intended to aid community practitioners in the ongoing work to end the overdose crisis. “Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths” and "Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA)” are available for free online. These products will […]
Published: 09/12/2023
September is National Recovery Month! The Northwest ATTC is engaged in a number of activities this month to recognize and celebrate the strong and proud recovery community and the dedicated members of the addiction workforce who make recovery in all its forms possible. Weekly (Monday) newsletter series, “Recovery Inclusion Revolution.” This year, the Idaho Department […]
Published: 09/07/2023
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, […]
Published: 09/07/2023
Each person who enters recovery is as unique as their story. And this month, in honor of recovery month, we are bringing you a special edition of Essential Conversations that includes recovery stories from people in diverse populations. Hear what people in these communities want providers to know. Click here to listen and to learn […]
Published: 09/07/2023
Click Here to Visit Our Product & Resource Page and Download the Newsletter A reflection on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Month and Hispanic Heritage Month will be featured in this issue by Dr. Susie Villalobos. This newsletter highlights the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which promotes awareness about suicide and suicide prevention among Hispanic […]
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Published: 09/07/2023
By: Laura Saunders, MSSW Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based, cost-saving substance use prevention service, as well as an important public health intervention method. Approximately 26% of adults in the U.S. report heavy substance use in the past year, and the unhealthy use of alcohol is the fourth-leading preventable cause […]
Published: 09/07/2023
By; Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC As I participated in the 3rd Annual Walk for Recovery hosted by Southern Illinois Recovery Network in honor of National Recovery Month 2023, I reflected on how far this region has come in tackling the challenge of substance use disorders (SUD). Approximately 15 years ago, this rural region that comprises […]
Published: 09/06/2023
Twelve Steps Programs, Spiritually-Modified CBT, and Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy By: Kisha Freed, Success Coach, Six Seconds Certified EI Practitioner/Assessor, Mindfulness Meditation Instructor        Mark Sanders, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Substance Use Disorders Counselor.   The first article of this series establishes the contextual framework that we build upon in this discussion—especially regarding […]
Published: 09/06/2023
History of National Recovery Month National Recovery Month, which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. SAMHSA aims to […]
Published: 09/05/2023
Download flyer here! Hello Advocates of Commercial Tobacco Cessation and Prevention! We would like to invite you to be a part of the Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification for Native Communities (BTISfNC) In-Person Training to be delivered Tuesday, OCTOBER 17, 2023, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MT) in Albuquerque, NM. This Tobacco Intervention training […]
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Published: 08/31/2023
September is Recovery Month! Join the Recovery Café on September 15 (12-2pm PT) for a Resource Connection and Recovery Celebration featuring food, swag, supplies, support, recovery speakers, and more!  Recovery Café Sodo 4202 6th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108 Speak Out for Recovery will take place at 1pm. The Northwest ATTC is cosponsoring this event […]
Published: 08/31/2023
This document provides information on xylazine, a non-opioid veterinary tranquilizer used as an additive in illicit drug supplies, notably in combination with heroin and fentanyl. It discusses the effects of xylazine use, including sedation and potential risks such as hypotension and bradycardia. The document also emphasizes harm reduction interventions for individuals who may encounter xylazine […]
Published: 08/25/2023
September is Recovery Month! Recovery Month began in 1989 and was developed to promote new evidence-based practices in recovery. The New England ATTC has been a sponsor of recovery rallies in the region for over 25 years. This year, we are celebrating Recovery Month with several recovery rallies throughout the region! These rallies feature several […]
Published: 08/25/2023
  New resource out from SAMSHA this week!  Connecting Communities to Substance Use Services: Practical Tools for First Responders   This guide provides practical, evidence-based information that first responder agencies, their partners, and communities can use to implement or expand practices and programs for linking people to substance use services.   During their day-to-day work, […]
Published: 08/18/2023
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NHL ATTC) is proud to present the Opioid Crisis Emerging Trends Toolkit, a comprehensive resource designed to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively respond to this ever-changing landscape. This toolkit brings together factsheets, podcasts, short videos, and expert insights, providing […]
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Published: 08/18/2023
SAMHSA has issued a new practical guide on Connecting Communities to Substance Use Services: Practical Approaches for First Responders. When first responders (law enforcement, fire, and EMS) encounter people who use drugs (PWUD), they have an opportunity to connect individuals to a variety of different substance use services depending on their needs. This resource document […]
Published: 08/15/2023
What Providers Needs to Know About Inhalants   The tip sheet provides information on commons types of inhalants, signs of misuse, common slang terms, short-term health effects, a description of Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome, and treatment options for address inhalant use.   For questions about this tip sheet, please contact Andrew Kurtz, MA, LMFT ([email protected]).
Published: 08/15/2023
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Published: 08/14/2023
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC State Program Manager, Illinois Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC   An African proverb says, “Teeth are just bones!” It’s often said it can take up to 17 years for a practice to move from research to clinical practice, and many innovations never reach wide dissemination and implementation. Thirty years ago, SAMSHA […]
Published: 08/02/2023
Join us this August and September for not one, not two, but THREE webinars! Crisis and Hope: Trends, Risk Assessment, and Innovation in Overcoming Overdose August 23, 2023 | 12-1pm PT | Register here! The risk of fatal overdose has changed significantly in recent years, most notably with the emergence of illicit fentanyl and the increasing […]
Published: 08/02/2023
The Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with the Ethnic Communities Opioid Response Network – MO to engage people who use languages other than English (LOTE) to address the opioid crisis in our ethnic communities. There are many communities that are ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse that need services and support during the opioid crisis. Join […]
Published: 07/26/2023
  SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework The SAMHSA Harm Reduction Framework is the first document to comprehensively outline harm reduction and its role within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Framework will inform SAMHSA’s harm reduction activities moving forward, as well as related policies, programs, and practices.    The Framework Provides a roadmap […]
Published: 07/20/2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to announce that the agency’s Harm Reduction Framework Draft is now open for public comment. The framework will inform SAMHSA’s harm reduction activities, as well as related policies, programs, and practices.   SAMHSA’s aims are to integrate harm reduction activities across its Centers and […]
Published: 07/17/2023
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