News & Announcements
This space is intended to share current information related to development of the Massachusetts addictions workforce. If you have a suggestions for a news post/announcement, please contact us.
Please comment to share your insights and add new information to further the discussion and support the field. Comments are subject to approval by website administration.
The School of Best Practices is a four-day event for addiction professionals. Participants are able to combine in-depth study of an area of special interest with the opportunity to learn in a wilderness setting. The program includes advanced clinical and administrative skilled-based treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment approaches, as well as a current and emerging best opioid treatment practices, and clinical supervision training.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has announced an Addiction Integration Institute - a Learning Collaborative focused on integration of addiction services with primary care. Applications are due July 31, 2015
"We are in the midst of an epidemic. We have acknowledged and attempted to mitigate the harms associated with opioids for a decade. Nevertheless, we are seeing alarming rates of opioid related overdoses and opioid related deaths. Over the past decade, more than 6,600 members of our community have died because of opioids, and behind those deaths are thousands of hospital stays, emergency department visits, and unquantifiable human suffering inflicted upon individuals, families and our communities."
The 46th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies and the 15th Annual School of Prevention Studies
This program will take place at Worcester State University - Worcester, MA - June 8 - 11, 2015.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is pleased to announce the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s students interested in specializing in the addiction/substance use disorder profession and open to working with the needs of racial and ethnic minorities and/or transition age youth post-graduation.
A new editorial in the American Journal of Medicine makes the case for practitioners treating substance use disorders to watch their language, because, as it turns out, words really do matter.
This interactive video featuring American Institutes for Research expert Jeffrey Poirier highlights 10 standards for improving policy and practice for young people who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). This video is intended for all human service systems such as child welfare, education, health, homelessness, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse. Any person can impact change, whether policy makers, program administrators, front-line service providers, family members, youth themselves, or other community members.