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January 8, 2021

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) has compiled this list of available federal loan repayment and fellowship programs:

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program 

Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 

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November 13, 2020

More and more opportunities are becoming available to learn about how addiction and other behavioral health issues are affected and exacerbated by racism and racial inequities. Check out these recent webinars, trainings, and publications to get up to learn more:


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August 13, 2020


The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is pleased to announce the 4th cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addiction professionals from across the continuum of care. This program will focus on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed to increase your effectiveness immediately.

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May 21, 2020

The Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals is open for applications now (must be postmarked by June 3, 2020) - and special consideration is being given to Addiction Counselors! Awards can be up to $25,000 per year for two years, for health care professionals who commit to working full time or part time for two years in a community health center.

An informational webinar was held by the Mass League of Community Health Centers on May 22, 2020, 12pm.

General Program information:

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May 12, 2020

COS posted about this national opportunity in February, but the deadline for the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program has been extended to May 21, 2020 at 7:30PM Eastern Time. The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.

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March 30, 2020

See this list of online and phone resources for statewide recovery services that are operating during the COVID-19 physical distancing period.

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