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"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.
Do you have unpaid health professional student loans? Are you practicing in an underserved area or location?
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.
SAMHSA/HRSA and The Annapolis Coalition have released Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health.
We have launched a LinkedIn group associated with this website, called Careers of Substance. Providers across the Commonwealth (and New England) are invited to post related positions (substance use-related prevention, intervention and treatment positions, addictions and recovery support positions, and any positions in related fields that deal with any aspect of substance use and addictions work), and job seekers can join the group to get regular emails whenever new jobs are posted.
The November 2013 issue of the journal Health Affairs has a major article, titled "Mental Health And Addiction Workforce Development: Federal Leadership Is Needed To Address The Growing Crisis," which will be available for a year free of charge.
If you are wondering how you and your agency are going to keep up with the rapidly-changing world of healthcare, check out the Health Reform Readiness Index. The HRRI, developed by NIATx leaders Tom Molfenter and Victor Capoccia, is an online tool that behavioral health organizations can use to gauge their level of preparedness for the changes accompanying parity and reform legislation, changes to state budgets, and the increasing emphasis on performance accountability.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine, ASAM, has released a new edition of ASAM treatment placement criteria - the last edition was released 12 years ago.