Addictions Workforce Development

Project DOVE: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health Through Safer Opioid Prescribing

This 3-module training program for medical prescribers will address opioid use and opioid use disorder in pregnancy. During pregnancy medical providers must respond to women’s pain management and behavioral health needs while minimizing potential risks to the fetus, and this balance is further complicated when opioid use disorder is present.

The program provides case-based activities designed to help prescribers identify and respond to opioid use disorder and manage pain among pregnant patients and women patients of childbearing age.

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA)

The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally appropriate treatment for youth and young adults (12-24 years old) with substance misuse or substance use disorders.  A-CRA is an evidence based treatment developed by Chestnut Health Systems.The brief treatment model can be delivered in outpatient clinics, community settings, homes, or school based settings and typically involves weekly sessions which can include parent(s) or caregivers.  Clinicians are trained and

National Library of Medicine's Opioid Resource List

The National Library of Medicine's Opioid Resource List provides regularly-updated links related to: 

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Opioid Drugs
  • Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Pregnancy, Opioid use and NAS
  • Recovery; Data, Trends and Stats
  • NLM Resource searches

Harvard Med School Global Academy Opioid Use Disorder Education Program

The Opioid Use Disorder Education Program (OUDEP) is an accredited, free, online medical education program for the identification and management of opioid disorder. This program is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborating to treat patients with substance use disorder.

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you've thought about cutting down or stopping, this decision-making tool can help. If you are using narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or any other opioid drug, this tool has information about some of your treatment options and ways to locate a provider who can help.

Provider Wellness, Health Promotion and Self-Care

This page is under development.

There are many reasons for addiction treatment and prevention programs to promote the health of their staff, and for providers to take care of themselves.

Organizations with a staff wellness program can have an edge in recruiting and retaining their workforce. Also, when staff in health professions model healthy behavior, it reinforces positive messages to clients; and on the contrary, when staff model unhealthy behaviors, it can have a demotivating effect on clients.

Provider's Handbook on Developing and Implementing Peer Roles

Cartoon of Earth with words "Peer to Peer Support Makes the World Go 'Round"

This manual (PDF), by Lyn Legere, with contributions from the Western Mass Peer Network and Sera Davidow of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community:

  • Provides best practices in peer support;
  • Offers tips based on the experiences of other programs that have been studied; and
  • Provides a “Nuts and Bolts” toolbox for individuals and organizations to use.