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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 17, 2015

What is Most Needed to Integrate Adolescent Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Education into Social Work and Nursing School Curricula?

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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 were due July 31, 2015

The Institute is open to addiction service providers from across the nation, who will:

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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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January 20, 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.

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