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December 31, 2014

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.

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November 26, 2014

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.

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November 14, 2014

The Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute (WASLI) is one of several initiatives, supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) that strengthens the capacity to serve women with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

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October 20, 2014

The Careers of Substance website has been upgraded!

Navigation has been streamlined, the look & feel has changed, and functionality has been improved.  These upgrades make it easier to find information and to work with colleagues in support of the Massachusetts Substance Use and Addictions workforce. 

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August 5, 2014

"Addiction is commonly conceptualized as a personal problem, a family problem, a neighborhood problem, a community problem, and even a social problem. But how might addiction be understood as a social justice problem?"

Dr. Laura Burney Nissen, Dean and Professor at the Portland State University School of Social Work, has an article in the latest issue of ATTC Messenger on this topic.

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June 10, 2014

Do you have unpaid health professional student loans?  Are you practicing in an underserved area or location?

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March 31, 2014

The Addiction Professional Business Learning Collaborative comes out of a collaboration between NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals; and Via Positiva, LLC., an organization made up of executive-level consultants, coaches and trainers throughout the United States.

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February 20, 2014

SAMHSA/HRSA and The Annapolis Coalition have released Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health.

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