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December 17, 2015

On December 15, 2015, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals announced the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track.

At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

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November 12, 2015

During the past summer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrators led behavioral health workforce meetings for each of SAMHSA’s 10 regions. Massachusetts state leadership participated in the Region 1 meeting in August 2015.

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November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015 - Governor Baker announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at ending the stigma against people suffering from addiction.

The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt, damaging self-image and standing in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. 

Get the facts and embrace a community that needs our support. Join us as we make Massachusetts a #StateWithoutStigMA.

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October 14, 2015


The Careers of Substance website now has a Job Board specifically for Substance Use and Addictions-related positions in Massachusetts (and surrounding states).

There are three ways to get to the Board:

1. At the top of your screen, click the "Jobs" tab in the blue bar

2. A little lower down, hover over “Advance Your Career” and choose “Job Postings

3. Choose "search job postings" in the white "I want to..." card on the home page

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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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