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Wikipedia defines Workforce Development as "an American economic development approach that attempts to enhance a region's [or sector's] economic stability and prosperity by focusing on people rather than businesses."
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network has released the results of its 2011-2012 study that looked at the workforce that serves individuals with substance use disorder (SUDs).
What Did They Find?
From smartphone apps that allow fast connections to support or automated alerts for a person when they enter an area that might be risky for their recovery, to computer simulations of walking through a crack house without using, technology is playing a bigger and bigger role in prevention, treatment and recovery support.
The National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is undergoing a large-scale workforce study, which will provide a current and accurate, we hope, snapshot of the state of the addictions workforce in the US.