Addictions Workforce Development
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Resources to support addictions workforce development for individuals, organizations and systems.
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...read more
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England is a regional center supported by SAMHSA Online trainings availableread more
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...read more
The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health and addictions workforce.
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...read more
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, ...read more
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...
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...read more
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.
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...read more
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 ...
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...read more
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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...read more
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
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more