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New England ATTC: Leadership Development Program

Published: 12/19/2018
December 19, 2018 New England ATTC By 2024, 1 in 4 members of the United States workforce will be 55 years or older, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This is more than double the rate in 1994, when workers over 55 only accounted for 12% of the workforce. In the short-term, organizations often […]
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Building Healthy Native Communities: National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC

Published: 12/10/2018
December 11, 2018 Jeff Ledolter & Anne Helene Skinstad National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center On November 14, 2018, the National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) gathered at the University of Iowa’s College of […]
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Building Rural and Technology Literacy Skills

Published: 12/08/2018
December 11, 2018 Nancy Roget Thomasine Heitkamp Joyce Hartje Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center Since its inception in 1993 (one of the original ATTCs), what is now the Mountain Plains ATTC has focused on creating research-based SUD treatment/recovery products that can easily be inserted into existing curricula by behavior health faculty, which helps make […]
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Building a Science of Recovery: The Pinnacle ATTC Achievement?

Published: 11/05/2018
November 6, 2018 Mike Flaherty, PhD Founder, Institute for Research, Education, and Training in the Addictions Former Director, Northeast ATTC In 25 years of service to our nation, providers, and the public, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) has achieved many accomplishments capable of being referred to as its “pinnacle” achievement. Indeed, reaching 25 […]
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Help people with opioid use disorders with ATTC Network Educational Packages: TwitterChat on Oct.30!

Published: 10/26/2018
October 29, 2018 What do you need to know to help people with opioid use disorders? Finding the answer to that question is now easier with the ATTC Educational Packages for Opioid Use Disorders. Each digital guide offers information and links to the latest resources on how to: Prevent opioid misuse Intervene with individuals at […]
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We All Know Someone: Northwest ATTC Co-Sponsors Recovery Month Event: Solution to Addiction

Published: 10/11/2018
October 11, 2018 Meg Brunner, MLIS Northwest ATTC On September 26, 2018, the Northwest ATTC in conjunction with the Skagit County Public Health Department and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, co-sponsored a community-based Recovery Month event in Skagit County called “Solution to Addiction: Know the Facts. Join the Conversation. Be Part of the Solution.” The event, […]
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For National Hispanic Heritage Month: Build Your Skills with ATTC Network Tools and Trainings

Published: 10/04/2018
October 4, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network Coordinating Office/NIATx September 15-October 15 Find out more What's one thing that Haner Hernandez would like people to know about the Latino population in the United States? "It's that we're so diverse," says Hernandez, who provides training and technical assistance for the ATTC Network on topics such as […]
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Helping African-American Emerging Adults At Risk for Substance Use Disorder: Developing Resilience

Published: 09/27/2018
October 2, 2018 Fred Dyer, Ph.D., CADC Originally published in the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery  Given the multiple risk factors for heavy substance use which impacts many African America Emerging Adults, ranging from easy access to drugs, poorly performing schools, father hunger, the presence of gangs within communities, early criminal […]
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Recovery Month 2018: A Roundup of Resources from the ATTC Regional Centers

Published: 09/13/2018
September 17, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network /NIATx Recovery Month celebrates the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. ATTC Regional Centers across the U.S. are helping to spread that message through presentations, publications, conferences, and by supporting local and regional Recovery Month […]
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Joining the Voices of Recovery: Joseph Green Inspires Through Spoken Word

Published: 08/21/2018
August 24, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network Coordinating Office/NIATx Joining the voices of recovery this September—and all year long— is spoken word artist Joseph Green. Green is a motivational speaker, educational consultant, poet, and former Director of Youth Programs at Split This Rock, a Washington D.C. based organization that harnesses the power of poetry for […]
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Drug Contamination Crisis: Connecticut and Beyond

Published: 08/17/2018
August 21, 2018 Tonya Tavares and the New England ATTC (HHS Region 1) New Haven, Connecticut, recently faced a rash of overdoses linked to a suspected fentanyl-contaminated supply of K2, a synthetic marijuana also known as Spice. Taken alone, the effects of K2 can be unpredictable and even life-threatening. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is […]
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Addiction Docs On Call: Wisconsin Warmline Answers Doctors' Questions About SUD Treatment

Published: 08/15/2018
August 15, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network/NIATx Say you're a primary care doctor in northern Wisconsin treating a patient with alcohol use disorder who is also using methamphetamine. Your med school training may not have covered substance use disorder treatment in depth, and you're not sure of the best treatment and prevention options for your […]
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Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Care to Address American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Mental Health Disparities

Published: 08/06/2018
August 6, 2018 Sean A. Bear, BA, CADC Co-Director, National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center Originally posted  in the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities blog, In the Spotlight Non-Hispanic American Indian and Native American (AI/AN) adults and children are at greater risk than all other racial groups of […]
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Community Resilience: Recovering Together

Published: 07/26/2018
July 30, 2018 Caroline Miller, MSW Director, Wisconsin Voices for Recovery Associate Researcher, UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Rally for Recovery, State Capitol, Madison WI, September 2017 Wisconsin Voices for Recovery is actively building community resilience through its events and programming across the state. Two initiatives in particular, the ED2Recovery program and […]
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Opioid Treatment and Recovery News Roundup

Published: 07/12/2018
July 12, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network/NIATx  Have you been taking a summer break from the news? Get caught up with five recent news and research headlines, plus a great new Road to Recovery TV episode from SAMHSA:  1. Expanding primary care buprenorphine treatment could curb opioid overdose crisis Science Daily Research published by Drs. Sarah Wakeman and […]
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Celebrate PRIDE Month: Visit the YMSM+LGBT CoE Website

Published: 06/20/2018
June 21, 2018 Brandy Oeser, MPH Project Director YMSM + LGBT Center of Excellence LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. As part of the ATTC’s recognition of LGBT Pride Month we would like to encourage you to visit the YMSM + […]
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How to Become a Best Place to Work for 10 Years in a Row

Published: 06/12/2018
June 19, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network/NIATx Horizon Health Services began in 1975 with a single location in Buffalo, NY.  Today, the agency has more than 600 employees providing a full continuum of services at more than 20 locations in three counties. At Horizon, staff satisfaction and growth are at the heart of workforce development.  […]
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Help for the Opioid Crisis: STR-Technical Assistance Available to States and Territories

Published: 06/05/2018
June 5, 2018 Swan Capris STR-TA Project Manager  www.AAAP.org The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Consortium website (www.getSTR-TA.org) and technical assistance (TA) portal is now live and ready to support efforts to address opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery across the country. On February 1, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]
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GetNaloxoneNow: Everything You Need to Know to Save a Life

Published: 05/30/2018
May 30, 2018 Earlier this year, Dr. Jerome Adams, the Surgeon General of the United States, issued the following  advisory on naloxone and opioid overdose:  I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. For Patient currently taking high doses of opioids […]
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5 Things Dr. Dennis McCarty Wants You to Know About Treatment and Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder

Published: 05/21/2018
May 22, 2018 Veronica Wang Great Lakes ATTC Dr. Dennis McCarty covered a lot of information in the webinar on April 3, Treatment and Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder: An Overview. The webinar began with a brief history of federal drug policy in the U.S. and medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder, and ended with […]
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10 Things to Know About Hepatitis

Published: 05/10/2018
Maureen Fitzerald ATTC Network Coordinating Office/NIATx May 14, 2018 1. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. One of the most important things to know is that many (millions) may be infected without knowing it. And people who use drugs and alcohol are at greater risk of getting and transmitting viral hepatitis. With Hepatitis Testing Day coming […]
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Reduce Underage Drinking Today and You Prevent Opiate Use Tomorrow

Published: 04/13/2018
April 16, 2018 Alcohol Awareness Month Julia Sherman Coordinator, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project  Wisconsin, like many states, has seen its rate of underage drinking drop in the last decade. Over that period, law enforcement worked with community groups and coalitions to reduce youth access to alcohol. A new state law made it illegal to provide […]
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Looking for a job in behavioral health?

Published: 04/03/2018
April 4, 2018 Maureen Fitzgerald ATTC Network Coordinating Office/NIATx You can job hunt from the comfort of  your own home at The Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair, coming up on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This online event is designed to help you connect with potential employers in areas with limited access to care. The Health […]
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Surgeon General's Report: An Essential Tool for Addressing Substance Use Disorders

Published: 03/30/2018
April 2, 2018H. Westley Clark MD, JD, MPH, DFASAMDean's Executive ProfessorPublic Health ProgramSanta Clara University I spent 16 years as the Director of the Center for SubstanceAbuse Treatment trying to elevate the discourse about substance use, misuse and dependence.  It was not until I retired, that the discourse about addiction was joined by the Office of […]
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