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This website collects selected resources in the following areas:

  • Addictions Workforce Development -- To support addictions workforce development for individuals, organizations and systems
  • Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery -- To support:
    • Skill development for individuals and organizations providing prevention, treatment and recovery services
    • People experiencing addiction, their families, and their friends
  • Advocacy -- To provide a voice for the addiction workforce, people experiencing addiction, their families, and their friends 
  • Training -- In-person and online trainings, printed training materials/references in a wide variety of topics relevant for the addictions workforce.
  • Population-Specific -- To support culturally and linguistically responsive care and equitable access to services and outcomes
  • Professional and Para-professional Organizations -- Community, advocacy and training information; professional development opportunities
  • Publications - Journals, papers, studies, issue briefs and other publications related to workforce development for the substance use and addictions workforce. 
  • Opioids - To support the addictions workforce involved with helping those affected by opioid addiction. 

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) is a multidisciplinary organization of health care professionals dedicated to improving education in the care of individuals with substance abuse problems, including physicians, nurses, social workers, dentists, psychologists, public health practitioners, substance abuse specialists...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy, Population-Specific

The American Psychiatric Association has created a new poster to help enforce the parity law and end discrimination. The poster clearly and simply explains the law and the steps to take when a violation is suspected. “Fair Insurance Coverage: It’s the Law.” Download...

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Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides local programming for Massachusetts physicians and associated professionals.  ASAM is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications

ASAM’s Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group Performance Panel submitted this report to the ASAM Board of Directors with the goal of the performance measures being adopted by the organizations that address population...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Self-paced Online
Tags: CEU, Evidence-Based Practice, Recovery

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-hour CME Program empowers primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications, Opioids
Tags: Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids

This Opioid Addiction Treatment guide is designed to help individuals and their families and friends understand what to expect from opioid treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.

Categories: Training, Self-paced Online, Printed Materials, Opioids
Tags: CEU, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids

The ATTC Educational Packages For Opioid Use Disorders provide training curricula and slides, online courses, recorded webinars, toolkits, and other resources related to working with people experiencing opioid use problems.

Categories: Training

See the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center's on-demand offerings.

Categories: Publications

This Issue Brief from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, released October 2014, relates to the launch of an ATTC initiative to advance the integration of substance use disorder (SUD) services and health care. The Brief explains why it is critical to the health and wellness of communities to specifically address the unique issues involved in integrating substance use...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Categories: Training

AdCare Educational Institute develops statewide trainings, education and logistics management with the MA DPH Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Also includes the AdCare ACE (Addiction Counselor Education) program....

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Categories: Training

AdCare Educational Institute of New England, formerly the New England Institute for Addiction Studies (NEAIS), offers the New England Schools of Addiction Studies, Prevention Studies, and Best Practices; Annual Addiction Medicine Conference for General Healthcare Providers and Addictions Professionals.

Categories: Training

AddictionCounselorCE offers continuing education (CEUs) for Addiction Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and others in the mental health disciplines.  Online trainings available

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, In-person, Population-Specific
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice, Youth and Young Adults

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...

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Categories: Training, Self-paced Online
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice

AlliesinRecovery.net puts together the best of what science and psychology offer when a family struggles with the drug or alcohol problems of a loved one. The CRAFT method has been carefully studied in 6 clinical trials and is the most effective approach of its kind for helping families to unblock the situation and engage a loved one...

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Categories: Population-Specific

AIR’s Health and Social Development program works with a range of youth-serving agencies to improve policies, services, and care for LGBTQ youth. Through research and evaluation, we work to improve available services and health and mental health outcomes.

Categories: Advocacy

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the...

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Categories: Training, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional society representing physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health and addictions workforce.

Categories: Advocacy, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH), formerly known as Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts (MHSACM), represents the community-based mental health and addiction treatment organizations of Massachusetts.

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Practice Guidance: Integrating Opioid Overdose Prevention Strategies into Treatment (PDF). Focuses on ways to incorporate opioid overdose prevention strategies into safe, effective and transparent substance abuse treatment.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services actively promotes practice improvement in prevention, treatment and recovery systems of care. To that end, BSAS has articulated a set of principles which inform practice. BSAS publishes Practice Guidance papers, built on these principles, which describe best practices as well as why and how practice in specific areas can be improved. These are...

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Categories: Training

Training calendar for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.

Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Access to Naloxone for opioid overdose death prevention is becoming more widely available. Go to Overdose Preventation and ...

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Categories: Training, Population-Specific
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cultural Competence, Healthcare Integration, Seniors and Older Adults
The Institute for Geriatric Social Work at the Boston University School of Social Work is dedicated to strengthening the workforce for an aging society through educational innovation, workforce change and research. Among their offerings is the Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate. ...
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Categories: Training, Scheduled Online, Population-Specific, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cultural Competence, Healthcare Integration, Seniors and Older Adults

The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here for a list of upcoming online trainings.

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals are supporting outreach across the nation to interest college students in selecting a career in Behavioral Health.  The New England region was selected as one of four sites...

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Categories: Training
Tags: Co-occuring Disorders, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids, Recovery, Trauma

Listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (as a Legacy program), the Boston Consortium Model is a nationally recognized evidence-based model of trauma-informed care designed to meet the needs of women in treatment for substance use disorders with co-occurring mental health disorders and histories of trauma....

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

The Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has created the Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS), a virtual institute to advance addiction science, and addiction-related education and clinical services.  BASIS provides a forum for the free exchange of information related to addiction, and public access to the...

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Categories: Training

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) trains local grassroots groups to assess substance abuse-related problems and develop comprehensive plans to address them, using effective community problem-solving strategies.

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications

This toolkit (PDF, 100 pages) is designed for provider organizations in the addictions field, their executives, managers and human resources staff. It includes practical resources and information to guide and assist providers as they face workforce issues associated...

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Categories: Training

The Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders combines workshops and seminars with an industry showcase.

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids, Trauma

Praxis, funded by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), draws on best practices and the latest research to train and support addiction professionals to deliver recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services. Current offerings include trainings on: Harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Opioid Overdose...

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, Opiates and Opioids, Supervision, Trauma

The T3 live, online courses delve deeply into specific evidence-based and promising practices. We use cutting-edge, easy-to-use technology to engage learners in conversation with one another and expert instructors.

Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cross-system, Cultural Competence, Evidence-Based Practice, LGBTQI, Motivational Interviewing, Opiates and Opioids, Trauma

Knowledge @ Work (K@W) units are online, self-paced webinars which cover topics important for anyone working in human services and health care. K@W units are completed on your own schedule using illustrated slides, readings, audio and video clips, activities, and quizzes.

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery
Tags: Recovery
Categories: Training
Tags: Cross-system, Cultural Competence, Evidence-Based Practice, Prevention

The Community Health Training Institute is a partnership between MA Department of Public Health and Health Resources in Action. We provide targeted skills development to individuals and teams working to build healthy communities in Massachusetts. Our in-person trainings and webinars...

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Categories: Training

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery.  Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long term recovery, CCAR is there to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access...

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (PDF) describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the MDPH opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event.

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids, Recovery

Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you've thought about cutting down or stopping, this web-based 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...

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Categories: Training

The Division on Addictions – Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance coordinates research, education, training and communication relevant to substance abuse through Harvard Medical School and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery
Tags: Business Operations

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has designed a set of tools and resources to support organizations in understanding and addressing substance use disorders (SUDs).

The library is organized in five sections, including tips on engaging your entire organization, ways...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific

The Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) is designed to assist professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early education, and education to learn how family engagement is defined and implemented across these fields of practice. 

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery
Tags: Prevention, Recovery

If you need advice and support on where to turn, there are many options.

In Crisis / General Information

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training, Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

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...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training

Hazelden, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, helps individuals, families, and communities struggling with alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and drug addiction at all stages of the treatment and recovery process.

Hazelden offers a variety of professional ...

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU

The Federal Addiction Technology Transfer Center's Network Coordinating Office maintains the ATTC Network's Online Learning Portfolio at HealtheKnowledge.org. There are free courses, both self-paced and instructor-led. Continuing Education credits are available for a small fee per contact hour. ...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Evidence-Based Practice, Trauma

This training is A Comprehensive Introduction to Psychological Trauma for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Professionals. It training is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma informed...

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Categories: Training, Self-paced Online, Population-Specific
Tags: CEU, Cultural Competence, Trauma

This 75 minute Men, Gender, and Trauma training will help substance use disorder and other treatment professionals understand how men’s socialization as men can interfere with recovery from substance use...

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Evidence-Based Practice, Recovery, Trauma, Youth and Young Adults

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy and program development agency.  Trainings on a wide variety of topics are available through BSAS Training Calendar.

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cross-system, Healthcare Integration, SBIRT, Seniors and Older Adults, Youth and Young Adults

The Institute for Wellness Education (IWE) created competencies and curriculum for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wellness Coaching Registered Apprenticeship Program. Training is online, self-paced, and led by experts. Approach is human-to-human and heart-to-heart. IWE empowers students to...

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cross-system, Healthcare Integration, Prevention, Recovery, SBIRT, Seniors and Older Adults, Youth and Young Adults

The purpose of the Certified Wellness Coach Training Program is to develop a cohort of trained community members of all ages, from teens to older adults, from professionals to lay people, who can influence and inspire those around them. They do this by modeling positive lifestyle choices, sharing...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

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Categories: Training, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations
Tags: Recovery

The International Association of Peer Supporters, Inc. (formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists), is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peer support in mental health systems.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

Join Together is a news aggregation service from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids that provides daily or breaking substance abuse and addiction news.

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT) features original research, systematic reviews and reports on meta-analyses and, with editorial approval, special articles on the assessment and treatment of substance use and addictive disorders, including alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs...

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Categories: Training

Laban's Addiction Specific Trainings provide distance-learning opportunities for drug and alcohol counselors and a variety of behavioral health professions Online trainings available

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Categories: Training, Population-Specific

The Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program's main goals are to increase the number of Latinos and Latinas with addiction treatment credentials; to increase the Latino community’s access to culturally and linguistically competent care; and to increase the capacity of the publicly funded system to serve Latinos/as, while...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Population-Specific

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health CLAS Initiative develops and implements the national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards within DPH programs and agencies who receive direct service grants from DPH.  The national CLAS Standards...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
Categories: Training

The Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training and Technical Assistance program (MASBIRT TTA) supports BSAS’ ongoing efforts to establish SBIRT practice as a standard of care in diverse healthcare settings throughout Massachusetts by providing...

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Categories: Training

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MASSTAPP) supports communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addressing substance abuse prevention, offering technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)-funded programs and...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MASSTAPP) supports communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addressing substance abuse prevention, offering technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)-funded programs and...

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Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The Massachusetts Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC) is the Massachusetts affiliate of NAADAC  - The National Association for Addiction Professionals. MAADAC is a professional membership organization dedicated to the needs and advancement of addiction focused professionals.

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Categories: Advocacy

MA Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) is a statewide professional organization for community health workers (CHWs) from all disciplines, and was founded to enable CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work.

Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

MACHW is a statewide professional organization for community health workers (CHWs) from all disciplines, and was founded to enable CHWs to lead the movement to organize, define and strengthen the profession of community health work.

Categories: Advocacy

The Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services (PDF) is a group of advocacy organizations that have come together to speak with one voice to strengthen support for the expansion of funding for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy, Training

The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling.

It advocates for services to help people with gambling disorders, their...

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

The purpose of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) grant program is to prevent opioid abuse and opioid overdoses. Additionally, this grant program serves to increase both the number and capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth addressing these issues...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy

The mission of Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery

Find information on licensed alcohol and drug counselors.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services provides links to look up licensed programs and counselors for treatment and prevention of substance use and addictions.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids, Recovery

This toolkit provides guidance in regards to the medical, psychological, and social needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, thereby improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. It has been developed to help maternal health providers advance the clinical interventions by offering screening, treatment...

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Categories: Training
Tags: Service Members, Veterans, and Families

A free, interactive course "Military Culture: Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals" by the Center for Deployment Psychology, offered as part of the Veterans Administration's Community Provider Toolkit.

Categories: Advocacy, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who...

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Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support...

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Categories: Advocacy, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) represents not-for-profit and for-profit providers (free standing and hospital based programs, which offer a full continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation regimes).  It has acted as the voice of private alcoholism and drug...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

A single accreditation from the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), a joint project of INCASE and NAADAC, has been developed for Academic addiction education programs.

NAADAC also continues to offer approval for Academic or Continuing Education addiction...

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Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Categories: Advocacy, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA) is the major professional social work organization in the state. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world.

The mission of the NASW-MA is to advance social work practice...

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Categories: Training

The Northeastern University Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice conducts projects on behavioral health interventions with specific populations, providing guidance on how to tailor practices to be most effective for specific populations.

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Ethics and Boundaries, Recovery

Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter is the first in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.

Despite recognition of addiction as a health condition, terminology used in both layperson and scientific publications is often...

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Justice or Corrections, Opiates and Opioids, Recovery

Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery (WPAR) Program is the second in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.

Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that are often overlooked....

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Categories: Training
Tags: CEU, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids

Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders is the third in the Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series, presented by the National Network of Library of Medicine New England Region.

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with substance use disorder for whom...

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Categories: Training
Tags: SBIRT

Adolescent SBIRT Field Instructor and Preceptor Program. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends adolescent substance use screening and education as part of routine care, using the universal Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) process endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids
Categories: Advocacy

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Categories: Population-Specific

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) aim to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities.

Categories: Training

The National Council for Behavioral Health (The National Council) members are community mental health and substance use treatment organizations, and the organization's mission is to advance members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. ...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The National Healthcare Workforce Commission was established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Publications, Opioids
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids

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
  • ...
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Categories: Publications
Tags: Recruitment and Retention

This study from the The College for Behavioral Health Leadership examines wages and salaries for the peer specialist workforce with a specific focus on pay rate differences between the types of organizations in which they work, regional differences in compensation, and any prevailing inequities.

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) website offers a number of services. Visitors can learn about the OBAT Nurse Care Manager Model developed at Boston Medical Center (BMC), access free resources, and find out about the...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
Enhancing the Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Treatment Workforce in Ohio: Long-Term and Strategic Recommendations (PDF). This report is from the Ohio Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Treatment Workforce Taskforce, part of the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Workforce Development Project of Ohio's...
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Categories: Training, Self-paced Online, Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

This course provides information about the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. It includes practical, step-by-step guidance for performing rescue breathing and administering Narcan (naloxone).

Categories: Advocacy

Founded as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a nonprofit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.  There are two activity areas related to advocacy:  ...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Publications

This report (PDF), from the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, surveys literature on peer support workers in mental health and substance use & addictions.  The authors...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery
Tags: Opiates and Opioids, Recovery, Service Members, Veterans, and Families

Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol or other drugs (including tobacco)? Are you engaging in behavior that might be putting you or people you care about at risk for physical or emotional harm? Are you having problems in your social, work, or home life that you think might be related to your use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or taking risks?

There are many resources...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training
Tags: Prevention

In this 5-hour Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention course, you will learn about the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, and specific drug effects—and get a glimpse of the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training
Tags: Prevention

In this 2-hour Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews course, you will learn how to plan and conduct key informant interviews that produce the valuable information you need to inform your prevention efforts.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training
Tags: Prevention

In this 2-hour Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics course, you will explore what sustainability looks like in the context of substance misuse prevention—and how to prepare for sustainability planning in your community.

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

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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...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
Tags: Recruitment and Retention

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...
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Categories: Advocacy

The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. The Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and a voice of the private provider industry.

Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. The Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and a voice of the private provider industry.

Categories: Training

Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers/Provider's Council offers a Certificate in Supervision consisting of six sessions addressing the challenges of supervision.  The training can apply to continuing education credits.

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Opiates and Opioids

The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings. Online trainings available

Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Opiates and Opioids

The Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic. PCSS-O provides free, online CME programs on the safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain and safe and...

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Categories: Professional and Para-Professional Organizations

The Recovery Homes Collaborative is a group of Massachusetts Residential Treatment programs dedicated to helping people with substance use disorders.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy

The aim of the Recovery Research Institute is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment.

Categories: Training

SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technlogies is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation's behavioral health workforce.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training

The mission of the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and...

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Categories: Training

SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) works to close the gap between available treatment capacity and demand; Supports the adaptation and adoption of evidence-based and best practices by community-based treatment programs and services; and improves and strengthens substance abuse...

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids, SBIRT

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Individuals receiving MAT often demonstrate dramatic improvement in addiction-related behaviors and psychosocial functioning. This...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

This Quick Guide For Administrators (PDF) is based on TIP 52, "Clinical Supervison and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor."  It offers tips for program administrators on developing a best-practices program for clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field and presents key...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery

This Quick Guide for Clinical Supervisors (PDF) is based on TIP 52, "Clinical Supervison and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor."  It offers tips for clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field, and covers functions of a clinical supervisor, developmental...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework uses a five-step planning process to guide states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.  See also the resources from...

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Categories: Training

SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol Series and Technical Assistance Publications ("TIPs" and "TAPs") provide guidance for individuals and organizations. There is also an e-learning component, approved by NAADAC. Online trainings available

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States (PDF) is intended to provide states and other payers with information on the prevalence and use of behavioral health services; step-by-step instructions to generate projections of utilization under insurance expansions; and...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

This Report to Congress on the Nation's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce Issues (PDF) requested from SAMHSA by the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and d...

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Categories: Training

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration-Health Resources Services Administration's Center for Integrated Health Solutions provides a Workforce section with education and training resources for all members of integrated care teams. ...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration-Health Resources Services Administration's Center for Integrated Health Solutions provides a Workforce section with information for all members of integrated care teams.

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Categories: Training
Tags: Cross-system, Healthcare Integration, SBIRT

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based, public health approach to delivering early intervention to anyone who uses alcohol and/or drugs in unhealthy ways.

Apply to participate in the New Adolescent SBIRT Nurse Preceptor Program

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Categories: Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group. Includes recommendations, action plan, and much more.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

Community Toolbox's Strategic Prevention Framework resources. The Strategic Prevention Framework outlines a process that an organization, initiative, community, or state can follow in order to prevent and reduce the use and abuse of...

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Categories: Population-Specific

At least 5.6 million to 8 million – nearly one in five – older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use conditions, which present unique challenges for their care. With the number of adults age 65 and older projected to soar from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million by 2030, the aging of America holds profound consequences for the nation.

Following its 2008...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery

A collection of alcohol and other drug resources from the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed this information to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Opiates and Opioids

Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2016, an act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention (“the STEP Act”) established Voluntary Non-Opioid Directives. The form allows people to decline in advance any treatment option that includes opioids. Anyone can sign one of these...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery
Tags: Prevention

This page is under development.

The effect of wellness and nutrition on addiction and recovery

Wellness and nutrition can affect vulnerability to addiction, and can support or hinder recovery. 

Health promotion activities can foster brain and other physical changes that support recovery and assist with management or prevention of cravings....

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Categories: Population-Specific

People with substance use disorders have high rates of justice involvement. For those working in the addictions field, it is important to understand the justice system. For those who are working within the justice system, it is important to understand the impact of substance use and addictions on individuals and families, as well as...

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Categories: Population-Specific
Tags: Co-occuring Disorders, Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids

Overview

This page provides resources for those working with pregnant women addressing substance use and addictions.

Research, Information

Links arranged topically; some written content, but mostly citations and external links. 

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Categories: Population-Specific

People who work with Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) to prevent, treat and support recovery from addictions find that understanding the particular cultural context of military service increases their ability to engage and establish rapport. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2014, there were 379,772 Massachusetts living veterans between the ages of 18 and...

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Categories: Population-Specific
Tags: Youth and Young Adults
This page is under development.

A range of resources related to working with youth and young adults (approximate ages 12-30), such as the Youth Central Intake Care Coordination for MA.

Working with youth and young adults requires special attention to development, home and work lives, and ways of engaging via social media and other technology.

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