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The Invitation to Change (ITC) is a holistic helping model for families affected by substance use, drawing from concepts also found in CRAFT, MI, and ACT. Participants will leave the training with a complete set of tools for empowering families to support their loved ones effectively. More about the approach here. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2024. This training is a collaboration with the Great Lakes ATTC, South Southwest ATTC, Mountain Plains ATTC, Northwest ATTC, South Southeast ATTC, Mid America ATTC, and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.
Published: April 2, 2024
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    In this virtual panel presentation, the 2024 Hall of Fame Award Recipients from the Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery will participate in a panel presentation discussing the importance of providing culturally-responsive care and ways practitioners can be more effective when working with African American clients.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this presentation, you will be able to: Work more effectively with African American clients Better provide cross-cultural care when working with African American clients Be guided by research on best practices when providing culturally-responsive care in your work with African American clients Articulate effective harm reduction strategies for African Americans with substance use disorders     PANELISTS:    Corrie Vilsaint, PhD Dr. Vilsaint is the associate director of recovery health equity at the Recovery Research Institute and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on addiction recovery capital, reducing discrimination among individuals in recovery, and racial health equity in remission and recovery. Dr. Vilsaint’s research is supported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism, and her work as a community psychologist has been awarded by the American Psychological Association.     Fred Dyer, PhD, LADC Dr. Dyer is a practitioner, presenter, consultant, and writer specializing in providing culturally responsive treatment for African American adolescents, emerging adults, and emerging adult refugees. Dr. Dyer has over 100 scholarly publications on the treatment of mental health, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders for African American adolescents and emerging adults. He is also the executive director of Hope Recovery Center and a recipient of the key to the city for Laurel, Mississippi—an honor award to him by the city’s mayor in recognition of his innovative consultations and trainings on culturally responsive services for African American teenage girls in the justice system.     Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW Dr. Bellamy is a professor at Yale University's Department of Psychiatry, and she also serves as director of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, director of the Peer Support Services and Research, director of the Yale Lived Experience Transformational Leadership Academy, director of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. Dr. Bellamy also co-designs and conducts community-based participatory research with communities of color and people living with psychiatric Illness, substance use disorders, HIV, homelessness, and incarceration histories. Her research also focuses on healthcare disparities, sociocultural pathways of recovery, and the development of culturally responsive interventions.   Representative La Shawn Ford Representative Ford is the representative of the 8th District of Illinois. He is founder of The Westside Heroin and Opioid Taskforce which serves as an innovative strategic model for creating recovery-oriented systems of care in underserved communities across the nation. The taskforce has mobilized over 33 organizations to work together in the community to reduce overdose and promote recovery on the west side of Chicago. These partners include persons with lived experience; the formerly incarcerated; recovery community organizations, substance use disorders and mental health treatment providers; mobile treatment providers; hospitals; and harm reduction specialists. Last year, the taskforce's work resulted in 2,000 fewer emergency calls for overdose thanks to the training it provided to over 3,300 community residents on the distribution and use of Narcan. The Westside Heroin and Opioid Taskforce was awarded the winner of the 2023 SAMHSA Behavioral Health Equity Challenge. Thanks to his dedicated service and contributions to the behavioral healthcare field, Representative Ford was named as the recipient of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC's Advocate of the Year award and the Nelson Mandela Award for Justice.    Dr. Felecia Pullen Dr. Pullen is a qualitative researcher exploring structural racism's impact on attaining recovery capital for people of color with histories of drug use. Her research has resulted in the creation of MRCAT, an assessment tool for professionals who develop recovery plans in partnership with clients. Dr. Pullen is also the president and CEO of three organizations: Let's Talk Safety, a not-for profit teen led prevention program; The Pillars, Manhattan's first OASIS-funded recovery community and outreach center; and The SAFETY Net, a teen-designed club house in Harlem. Dr. Pullen's policy advocacy and activism has been widely recognized. She has also delivered numerous workshops on culturally responsive recovery.         MODERATORS:   Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC Mark Sanders is the Illinois state project manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC and PTTC. He is an international speaker and behavioral health consultant whose presentations and publications have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, West Indies, Lithuania, and Guam. Mark is the recipient of four lifetime achievement awards, including NAADAC’s prestigious Enlightenment Award, the National Association for Addiction Professionals’ 50th Anniversary Legends Award, the Illinois Certification Board's Professional of the Year Award and Jessica Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the social work profession as an alumnus of Loyola University of Chicago.    Kisha Freed, BA Kisha serves as an outreach program coordinator with CHESS BHE-TAC and has co-authored multiple blog series with Mark Sanders for the Great Lakes ATTC’s Counselors Corner blog. She is a certified professional coach with a special emphasis in emotional intelligence and mindful leadership. Utilizing her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Kisha has worked in her community helping people to get in touch with suppressed emotions through the creative arts, such as poetry writing, storytelling and hip hop and emotional intelligence online workshops. She is also an event host, public speaker, and performing spoken word poetry. She resides in Huntsville, AL with her two sons and two-year old granddaughter.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: February 13, 2024
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  Substance use disorder is a biopsychosocial disease that impacts women differently than men. There are varying treatment approaches for men and women that are vital for effective treatment. Stigma continues to be a barrier for women accessing treatment and treatment providers offering care. Historically, women in the United States have had less access to treatment, and they still do today. Furthermore, socioeconomic factors may significantly affect a woman's ability to achieve long-term sobriety. This workshop will shed light on common emotional and physical differences experienced by women before, during, and after treatment as compared to their male counterparts. We will also discuss common treatment issues and considerations for clinicians, peers, law enforcement, family members, and more.   TRAINER Ashley Yassall, MPA, PMP Ashley's experience and education lie in the nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors. She has held various leadership positions in behavioral health and excels at project management, task execution, and her ability to improve organizations. Ashley is the Principal Consultant and Owner of Ashley Ryan Consulting LLC, a nonprofit-focused consulting firm supporting project management, compliance/accreditation, program evaluation, and other practice management needs. Ashley was previously the executive director at the Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) in Cleveland, Ohio. At WRC, she and the team increased revenue by 40% from 2018 to 2022 (from $700,000 to a $1.2 million budget). She led the organization to achieve the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2021. Ashley works part-time for Catholic Charities Corporation in Cleveland at Matt Talbot residential facility. Ashley is a CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant in Ohio) and seeking her LCDC II (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II Licensure in Ohio) by the end of 2023. Ashley achieved her MPA from the University of North Carolina in August 2022. Ashley earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in February 2023. Ashley is pursuing her Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) in 2024. Ashley holds a bachelor's in actuarial science/mathematics from The Ohio State University.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: October 25, 2023
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    Throughout the United States, an estimated 1-2 million older adults are in need of treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs). This presentation addresses evidence-based best practices for treating older adults with substance use disorder.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify commonly used drugs for older adults and the risks associated with these substances. Describe logistical differences in treating and responding to older adults with SUD. Present effective treatment strategies for treating older adults.     TRAINER: Randall Webber, MPH, CADC, has worked in the addiction field for the past 45+ years as a counselor, program director and trainer. He has provided training on street drug pharmacology, addiction science, counselor ethics, and substance abuse treatment strategies. Randall has authored or co-authored numerous publications and has held teaching positions at several colleges and universities. He also serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: September 20, 2023
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El Centro Nacional de Transferencia de Tecnología de Adicción Hispana y Latina (NHL ATTC) se enorgullece en presentar el Kit de Herramientas de Tendencias Emergentes de Crisis de Opioides, un recurso completo diseñado para equipar a las personas y las organizaciones con el conocimiento y las herramientas necesarias para responder eficazmente a este panorama en constante cambio. Este kit de herramientas reúne fichas, podcasts, videos cortos y conocimientos de expertos, proporcionando una hoja de ruta para comprender, prevenir y tratar la adicción a los opioides. Los recursos están disponibles en inglés y español. Esperamos que estos recursos sean útiles para usted y para su proceso de curación. Por favor, compártelo con tu familia, amigos y colegas. Algunos de estos productos están disponibles en Inglés y Portugués. Manténganse seguros, sanos, y recuerden que todos estamos juntos en esto. ¡Gracias! Thank you! Este kit de herramientas también está disponible en Inglés Factsheets Naloxona Guía y Recursos Esta reseña informativa tiene por objeto proporcionar recursos a personas, padres, profesionales, y proveedores sobre la importancia del uso de la Naloxona entre los Latinos en Estados Unidos. Descárgalo Aquí Xilazina 101: El uso de la Xilazina y Su Impacto en las comunidades de los Estados Unidos Esta reseña de información tiene por objeto proporcionar recursos a las personas, padres, profesionales y proveedores sobre el uso de la xilazina y su impacto en las comunidades de Estados Unidos Descárgalo Aquí Hoja Informativa Sobre el Fentanilo Para los Proveedores Esta síntesis de información tiene por objeto proporcionar recursos a las personas, los padres, los profesionales y los proveedores sobre el consumo de fentanilo entre los Latinos en los Estados Unidos. Descárgalo Aquí Creando Conciencia Sobre La Reducción De Daños En Las Comunidades Latinas Esta reseña tiene como objetivo proporcionar recursos a individuos, padres, profesionales y proveedores sobre cómo crear conciencia de la Reducción de Daños en la población Latina. Descárgalo Aquí   Webinar Comprendiendo la Crisis de Opioides en la Población Latina de los Estados Unidos: Implicaciones y Recomendaciones Este webinario discutió las implicaciones de la crisis de opioides en la población Latina en los Estados Unidos. Se discutieron los factores sociales y culturales que causan el abuso de sustancias en los Latinos. Además, se discuten las barreras a los servicios y tratamientos, junto con estrategias sobre cómo aumentar la participación y el uso de los servicios. Descárgalo Aquí   Short Videos La Reducción de Daño En el video de hoy, vamos a platicar sobre la reducción de daño y su importancia al igual que desbaratar el estigma que comúnmente acompaña a este tema. Descárgalo Aquí Agosto es el Mes de Concientización sobre Sobredosis y el Día International de Concientización sobre Sobredosis Nuestros Centros Nacionales Hispano y Latino ATTC y PTTC desean apoyar el Mes de Concientización de Sobredosis del mes de agosto y el Día Internacional de Concientización de Sobredosis, que tiene lugar anualmente el 31 de agosto. Descárgalo Aquí   Podcast Rompiendo el Silencio (Episodio en Español de Latinos Con Voz podcast) **OJO: Este episodio habla sobre la muerte y el dolor y puede ser molesto para algunos oyentes** Episodio en Español de Latinos Con Voz podcast. En este episodio Christina Mancebo-Torres entrevista a la Dra. Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, Subdirectora de investigaciones clínicas en Westat, sobre el impacto del estigma en personas enfrentando el trastorno por uso de opioides y sus familias. Escúchalo Aquí
Published: August 18, 2023
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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 a roadmap for understanding, preventing, and treating opioid addiction. The resources are available in English and Spanish. We hope these resources are useful for you and for your healing process. Please share it with your family, friends, and colleagues. Stay safe, healthy, and remember we are all in this together. Thank you. ¡Gracias! This toolkit is also available in Spanish! Click Here to View Factsheets Naloxone Guide and Resources  This snapshot of information is intended to provide resources to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on the importance of Naloxone use among Latinos in the United States. Download Here Xylazine 101: Xylazine Use and its Impact on Communities Across the United States This snapshot of information is intended to provide resources to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on xylazine use and its impact on communities across the United States. Download Here Fentanyl Resource Factsheet for Providers This snapshot of information is intended to provide resources to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on fentanyl use among Latinos in the United States. Download Here Stigma and Substance Use Disorder This snapshot of information is intended to inform individuals, parents, professionals, and providers of how the stigma around substance use disorder (SUD) impacts Hispanic & Latino populations in the US. Download Here Harm Reduction Awareness for Latino Communities This snapshot of information is intended to provide a quick resource to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on Harm Reduction Awareness for the Latino population. Download Here   Webinar Unmasking the Crisis: Exploring Intentional Substance Use Disorder Overdoses Among the Hispanic/Latino Population – Q&A Understanding the Factors, Addressing the Crisis, and Promoting Resilience Download Here SUD Stigma, Treatment, and Recovery for Hispanic/Latinos The National Hispanic/Latino ATTC, WESTAT, the National Hispanic/Latino MHTTC, and Shatterproof as part of the Partnerships for Equity to Eliminate Behavioral Health Disparities for Hispanic/Latino communities are presented in a three-part virtual learning series. This series is designed to enhance education and information related to risk factors that contribute to substance use disorders (SUD) among Hispanic/Latino communities, particularly focused on opioids and Fentanyl. The importance of crisis intervention strategies and skills helps to mitigate the cultural nuances of treatment and recovery. Lastly, the presenter discusses stigma, the 3 different types of stigmas, and findings from the stigma index produced by Shatterproof. The training will provide Behavioral Health providers (CHW’s, promotores, project coordinators, social workers, family members, etc.) a knowledge-based approach to early intervention and SUD identification for Hispanic and Latino community members and their families. Download Here A Cultural Adaptation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) for Working with Hispanic and Latinx Communities Culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies are the means to ensure respectful and responsive services that enhance effective outcomes for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities in behavioral health care. As such, being culturally informed when conducting evidence-based (EB) practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) can help Hispanic and Latinx clients reduce their substance use. SBIRT is an evidence-based practice that helps practitioners identify and intervene with people whose pattern of substance use puts them at risk for or are experiencing substance-related health and other psychosocial problems. The question is: How do we facilitate SBIRT without compromising the fidelity of the model while practicing culturally responsive care? This two-session webinar series reviews the current landscape of substance use and the benefits of culturally adapted evidence-based interventions that align with culturally and appropriate services standards, (CLAS). Further, the content informs on how a culturally informed framework can help meet the needs and enhance quality care among Hispanic communities at risk. Download Here Implications of the Opioid Crisis in the U.S. Latino Population This webinar discussed the implications of the opioid crisis in the Latino population in the US. It discussed the social and cultural factors that cause substance misuse in Latinos. Additionally, barriers to services and treatments are discussed, along with strategies on how to increase engagement and use of services. Download Here   Short Videos Harm Reduction In today’s video, we would like to discuss harm reduction and its importance and break down some of the stigma often associated with this topic. Download Here August is Overdose Awareness Month and International Overdose Awareness Day This month our National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC would like to support August’s Overdose Awareness Month and International Overdose Awareness Day, which takes place annually on August 31st. Download Here   Podcast Breaking the Silence: SUD and Stigma **DISCLAIMER: This episode talks about death and grief, and it may be upsetting to some listeners. ** In This English episode of Latinos Con Voz podcast, Christina Mancebo-Torres interviews Dr. Cristina Rabadan-Diehl, Associate Director for Clinical Trials at Westat, on the impact of stigma on individuals facing opioid use disorder and their families. Listen Here  
Published: August 18, 2023
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Recording: Black History Month Panel Presentation Featuring 2023 Hall of Fame Recipients of The Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery   DESCRIPTION: Join the Great Lakes ATTC and the 2023 Hall of Fame recipients of the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery for a panel discussion about substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, culturally appropriate service delivery, and recovery in African American communities. The panelists will share their expertise and years of experience on these topics with an emphasis on defining recovery in African American communities, understanding culturally specific approaches to working with African Americans with SUDs, practicing effective cross-cultural counseling, and learning how the entire African American community can serve as a recovery community.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will learn: How to anchor recovery in African American communities A working definition of recovery in African American communities Culturally specific approaches to working with African Americans with SUDs How to build rapport with African American clients in a cross-cultural counseling relationship     PANELISTS:  
Published: February 24, 2023
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Presenter: Lisa A. Marsch, PhD (Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health) Digital therapeutics–software used to prevent, treat, or manage a medical disorder or disease–are redefining the future of healthcare. Digital therapeutics package an entire model of care that can be delivered with fidelity and in accordance with state-of-the-science best practices into a unified, seamless digital delivery system. Digital therapeutics have been particularly transformative in the field of substance use, mental health, and other behavioral health conditions and can markedly improve access to care, quality of care, and treatment outcomes, while reducing costs, for a wide array of audiences in diverse settings. In this presentation, Dr. Lisa A. Marsch (Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health) will review the state of the science of digital therapeutics for behavioral health and timely opportunities to scale up access to these digital health tools via multiple paths to deployment around the world. Sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.  Download slides | Watch recording
Published: February 16, 2023
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  DESCRIPTION: Participants will receive a 2-hour review of the changes specific to substance use disorders (SUD) that were made to the DSM-5-TR. This training will cover new clinical conditions, new diagnoses, and updated language that supports health equity and culturally appropriate service delivery. We will also discuss new coding procedures and what resources are available to help clinicians transition from using the DSM-5 to the DSM-5-TR. This training is for all levels but is especially important for providers who are new to diagnosing and/or those who haven’t yet reviewed the DSM-5-TR.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe general changes to the DSM-5-TR including substance use diagnosis. Discuss new clinical conditions and how to use the decision tree. Identify updated inclusive language in the DSM-5-TR and how it supports health equity.       TRAINER: Jennifer Haywood, LISW-S, LICDC-CS Jennifer has been training helping professionals since 1998. Her specialties include diagnosis, motivational interviewing, addictions focus topics, drug free workplace trainings, ethics, and supervision. Jennifer goes to agencies state-wide to train staff in treatment models in order to help their clients and trained all the behavioral health and medical social workers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Motivational Interviewing in 2011/2012. Currently, Jennifer is teaching at OSU in the MSW and BSSW programs, focusing on the addictions minor the university is offering, clinical diagnosing and motivational interviewing. Jennifer has a private practice in Worthington, Ohio where she specializes in treating addicts and alcoholics, families of addicts and alcoholics, depression, anxiety, post-partum women, womens' issues, adolescent issues (14+ only), and relationship struggles. Jennifer's 24 years of experience in the addictions field allow her to assess, diagnose and treat clients with the expertise needed.  Jennifer is currently open for new clients and can guide anyone with questions about the right "fit" when choosing one of the clinicians she supervises.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: February 7, 2023
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The shifting landscape of regulations related to telehealth can make it difficult for practitioners to keep up with this important area. This document gives a brief overview of national and regional telehealth trends for behavioral health services, with a focus on Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 6 which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Current laws and administrative codes for behavioral health treatment that use telehealth to deliver services were examined to prepare this document.  
Published: January 30, 2023
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The goal of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network/Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) webinar series is to help scholars and clinicians in the addiction field stay abreast of cutting-edge science. The uptake in the use of telebehavioral services since the start of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) has been swift and is significantly transforming how behavioral health services are delivered. Mental health and SUD treatment services provided virtually are effective and serve as viable alternatives to in-person service delivery. Patients confirm high levels of satisfaction with telebehavioral health, while practitioners report more reluctance. Nonetheless, training has been shown to build practitioners’ skills, confidence, and competency. Using technology to facilitate clinical or recovery support sessions requires clinicians and peer support specialists to simulate real-time experiences (Hilty, 2002) that promote a therapeutic alliance (treatment) or connection (peer support). However, virtual service delivery requires some careful modification of the clinicians’ or peer support specialists’ skills to ensure engagement occurs and positive working relationships are developed. This webinar, presented by Nancy A. Roget, MS, MFT, LADC and Maryellen Evers, LCSW, CAADAC, CMFSW, included a brief review of: telebehavioral health research and its efficacy, strategies that promote skill development, how to create a virtual presence, resources related to guidelines and tips, and comments regarding hybrid service delivery. Co-sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. Download slides | View recording
Published: November 3, 2022
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Lack of buy-in can interfere with attempts to expand use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders. These three fact sheets offer strategies to build support for this evidence-based practice.  MAT Fact Sheet #1: Securing Buy-in            MAT Fact Sheet #2: Reducing Risk of Misuse and Diversion          MAT Fact Sheet #3: Making the Case for Medication
Published: September 14, 2022
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La falta de aceptación puede interferir con los atentos de ampliar el uso de tratamientos asistidos por medicamentos (TAM) para los trastornos por consumo de sustancias (TCS). Las Hojas Informativas de TAM ofrecen estrategias para generar apoyo para esta práctica basada en evidencia.  Hoja Informativa #1: Asegurando la Aceptación              Hoja Informativa #2: Reduciendo el Riesgo de Uso Indebido y la Desviación              Hoja Informativa #3: Abogando por las Medicamentos 
Published: September 14, 2022
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The September 2022 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction:  Families in Recovery | Mental Health:  National Suicide Prevention Month | Prevention:  Suicide Prevention Awareness | ORN:  Mobilize Recovery, and Regional Spotlight: A Journey to Recovery, by Demetrie Garner. Additional sections include upcoming training and webinar events, behavioral health observances, new resources, and Region 3 news. The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. You are encouraged to provide us with any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter, [email protected].   Sign up to receive the Dialogue and our weekly training bulletin in your mailbox.   Visit the Dialogue Archives.
Published: September 6, 2022
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Fatal overdoses are skyrocketing, and rates of substance use remain high, demonstrating the need to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. In 2020, fatal overdoses in the Central East increased 25% (from 9,909 to 12,377), with overdose rates above the national average in every state except Virginia. Rates of substance use and SUD are persistently elevated. Funding additional treatment services and expanding access to existing treatment can help address the problem. This factsheet provides statistics and justifications for increasing SUD treatment.
Published: May 28, 2022
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The New England ATTC co-hosted the Recovery Science and Harm Reduction (RSHR) Reading Group meeting on February 24, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. This discussion reviewed the article, “Patient Perspectives on Choosing Buprenorphine Over Methadone in an Urban, Equal-Access System.”  View the February 2022 RSHR Reading group meeting summary that includes a brief article summary and key themes that arose in discussion with the participants.
Published: February 24, 2022
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  Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (December 7, 2021) Recording   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.     DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US. While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.   The December 7, 2021 session will focus on Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment. In this workshop, Joe Rosenfeld will briefly discuss the constant nature of alcohol as an epidemic and the early (pre-1950’s) efforts at treatment and recovery. Then present the emergence of the current Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment system and identify an array of evidence supported practices currently in use.   In the process, Joe will “slay” a long-held treatment practice. But you’ll have to watch to learn which one.   SPEAKER Dr. Joseph Rosenfeld, Psy.D., CRADC., HS-BCP Dr. Rosenfeld is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Certified Reciprocal Alcoholism and Other Drug Counselor, and Human Services - Board Certified Professional.  He is a Professor in the Addiction Counselor Training Program within the Human Services Department at Elgin Community College.   SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:  Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.  Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.  Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment.   
Published: December 13, 2021
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Presenter: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, SUDP November 2021 Including families in SUD treatment can create a powerful long lasting positive impact on outcomes while at the same time including families can create many additional complexities to providing treatment. Creating and maintaining a strong family program can be an elusive goal or may feel like a daunting task. This webinar examined what components of family programming we know to be most effective and discussed different ways to effectively incorporate families into SUD treatment. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Treatment - General  
Published: November 18, 2021
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The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Watch the video on YouTube     DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.  While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US. The November 2, 2021 session will focus on the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. This workshop will provide participants with information on medications used to treat alcohol use disorder. Special emphasis will be placed on medications that are utilized to treat alcohol withdrawal and those employed to support treatment and recovery.   Click "Download" above to download the infographic for this session                     At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Identify the medications commonly used to detoxification those with alcohol use disorder Discuss the mechanism of action for disulfiram and its effect on alcohol consumption List at least two medications used to support alcohol use disorder treatment and recovery.   SPEAKER Randall Webber, MPH, CADC Randall Webber, MPH, CADC has worked in the addiction field for the past 45 years as a counselor, program director and trainer. He has provided training on street drug pharmacology, addiction science, counselor ethics and substance abuse treatment strategies. Randall has authored or co-authored numerous publications and has held teaching positions at several colleges and universities. He serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals.  
Published: November 11, 2021
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    In a trauma-informed organization, the clinical and peer workforce ensures trauma-informed clinical best practices address the effects associated with trauma while honoring the core principles of trauma-informed care. It is an organization’s clinical work that gets to the core of shifting the focus from What is wrong with you to What happened to you. This virtual presentation is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on the many facets of providing trauma-informed clinical best practices. Explore key components to trauma-informed clinical practice, the core competencies of a trauma-informed practitioner, and what it means to apply trauma-informed principles across all stages of treatment. Learn more about trauma-specific, evidence-based, and emerging best practices, including interventions, focused on the mind/body connection in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina.    1. Be aware of trauma-informed practitioner core competencies 2. Increase understanding of how to apply trauma-informed principles across all stages of treatment, from universal screening through treatment planning and discharge.   ............................................ Karen Johnson, principal at Trauma-Informed Lens Consulting, partners with organizations, systems and communities to promote individual and organizational resilience, using her knowledge and experience from 26 years working in behavioral health, community services and child welfare.  During her 5½ years on the National Council for Behavioral Health’s trauma-informed services team, Karen led the initiative with Kaiser Permanente, Trauma-Informed Primary Care:  Fostering Resilience and Recovery, to create a change package for advancing trauma-informed approaches within primary care.  Karen is certified in Dr. Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead and Daring Way and is trained in Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.  She also developed numerous community-based programs during her 19 years at SaintA in Milwaukee, WI.  Karen combines the newest science around adversity and resilience to infuse hope and connection into every client engagement, moving organizations and individuals forward in their healing journey.
Published: June 7, 2021
Print Media
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (NHL-ATTC and PTTC) are pleased to provide new Fact sheets in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Learn more about the holiday and how does it affect Hispanic and Latino communities in regards to alcohol use, misuse and abuse within the context of COVID.  The information is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Click here to download the files: English Spanish Portuguese
Published: May 5, 2021
eNewsletter or Blog
The May 2021 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction: New Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines & National Trauma Awareness Month | Mental Health: National Mental Health Awareness Month | Prevention: National Prevention Week 2021 & HIV Prevention | ORN: Fighting Stigma | Spotlight: Queer Affirming Therapy and DEA's Community Outreach Section. Additional sections include upcoming training and webinar events, behavioral health observances, new resources, and Region 3 news. The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. You are encouraged to provide us with any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter, [email protected]. Sign up to receive the Dialogue in your mailbox.
Published: May 4, 2021
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        This virtual presentation is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on Logo Therapy was developed by the renowned Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl. Logo Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes meaning and purpose. In this presentation, you will learn strategies from Logo Therapy to help clients turn life pain into a life purpose in recovery in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina. Treatment providers, peer support communities, and community-based organizations in Region 4 are encouraged to register for free. Topics covered include: the 11 things that give life meaning; helping clients answer the question, Why did I survive my addiction?; helping clients turn adversity into a cause; helping clients create a vision in recovery which does not include the use of alcohol and other drugs; 10 Logo Therapy exercises; helping clients achieve life purpose in recovery.   · Define Logo Therapy · Articulate the 11 things which give life meaning. · Utilize 10 Logo Therapy exercises in your work with clients. · Help clients turn life pain into a life purpose in recovery.   ...................................... Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC has facilitated diversity training's for 25 years. His non-shaming, non-blaming style of diversity training has been well received by workshop participants. His strength as a diversity specialist lies in his versatility. He has helped a range of organizations with their diversity initiatives including: Fortune 100 and 500 companies; schools; nonprofit organizations; churches; hospitals and volunteer groups. Mark has delivered diversity training throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. A partial list of Clients includes: 3M Corporation; American Family Insurance Company; Xerox Corporation, GM Corporation and the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. He is the author of 5 books and has had 2 stories published in the New York Times Bestselling Book Series Chicken Soup For The Soul. He lectures at the University of Chicago  
Published: April 21, 2021
Print Media
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center is pleased to provide new factsheets addressing the shame and stigma during COVID-19 and how it is affecting the Latinx community. It will provide skills to reduce stress during COVID-19.  This factsheet is available also in Spanish, Español, and Português.
Published: February 1, 2021
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The ATTC Network understands that words have power. A few ATTC products developed prior to 2017 may contain language that does not reflect the ATTCs’ current commitment to using affirming, person-first language. We appreciate your patience as we work to gradually update older materials. For more information about the importance of non-stigmatizing language, see “Destroying Addiction Stigma Once and For All: It’s Time” from the ATTC Network and “Changing Language to Change Care: Stigma and Substance Use Disorders” from the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).

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