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October 14, 2015

JOB SEEKERS and RECRUITMENT/HR DIRECTORS:

The Careers of Substance website now has a Job Board specifically for Substance Use and Addictions-related positions in Massachusetts (and surrounding states).

There are three ways to get to the Board:

1. At the top of your screen, click the "Jobs" tab in the blue bar

2. A little lower down, hover over “Advance Your Career” and choose “Job Postings

3. Choose "search job postings" in the white "I want to..." card on the home page

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September 28, 2015

People with long term recovery and their friends and loved ones are needed to contribute their stories to this campaign!

Check out the flyer for more information, and contact Judi Haber at 617-558-6850 if you are interested in participating.

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September 10, 2015
September 12: Road to Wellness 5k Walk/Run - Hosted by the Dimock Center, HoodFit and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.). The event will kick-off at The Dimock Center and continue through the Roxbury community, and is anticipated to engage over 1,000 participants from over 200 surrounding communities.
 
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August 4, 2015

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.

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July 21, 2015

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

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July 2, 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."

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April 14, 2015

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.

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