Addictions Workforce Development

Resources to support addictions workforce development for individuals, organizations and systems.

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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, physician assistants, allied health... read more
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 studies programs.
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The Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce Center Massachusetts Department of Career Services in the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Massachusetts Workforce Development Board
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The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental health and addictions workforce.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates / 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 Prevention.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England is a regional center supported by SAMHSA.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
The National Healthcare Workforce Commission was established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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This report requested from SAMHSA by the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and delivered January 24, 2013, "provides an overview of the facts and issues affecting the substance abuse and mental health workforce in America."
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The Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States 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 factors to consider when deciding the appropriate mix of behavioral health benefits, services and providers... read more
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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Report of the Ohio Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Treatment Workforce Taskforce, part of the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Workforce Development Project of Ohio's Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (now the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services).
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
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 were developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2000. The standards offer a framework to address... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery
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: Addictions Workforce Development
This Quick Guide 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 issues to consider, including cultural competence, supervisor ethics and values, and more.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
This Quick Guide 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 levels of counselors and clinical supervisors, cultural competence, ethics and values, legal issues, and performance monitoring.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Publications
This toolkit 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 with substance use, misuse and recovery among employees.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Opiates / 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 effective treatment of opioid use disorder. Online trainings available
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Opiates / 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 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... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Publications
This report, from the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, surveys literature on peer support workers in mental health and subsance use & addictions.  The authors describe the roles, reimbursement options, settings, history, and other aspects of peer work in behavioral health.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
Tags: Recruitment and Retention
This manual, 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.
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 for a live event, with the opportunity to host local satellite events tailored for local... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development
This page is under development Overview 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... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training
Tags: CEU, Evidence-Based Practice, Trauma
This training is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma informed care.  While this training was developed specifically for substance use disorder treatment professionals, anyone who wants to know more about the relationship between trauma and substance use disorders may benefit from it. The training is broken down into four separate one-hour modules.... read more
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Opioids
Tags: Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids, Recovery
There are a number of ways this tool can be used in practice to assist providers and patients to exchange information, engage in person-centered treatment planning, and support informed decision-making about personal treatment and recovery.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Training, Opioids
Tags: Opiates / 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 to treat patients with substance use disorder.  
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, Publications, Opioids
Tags: CEU, Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates / Opioids
This resource provides regularly-updated links related to: Understanding Addiction; Opioid Overdose; Opioid Drugs; Medications to Treat Opioid Addiciton; Opioid Prescribing; Pregnancy, Opioid use and NAS; Recovery; Data, Trends and Stats; and NLM Resource searches.
Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, In-person, Population-Specific
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice, Youth / 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 delivered in outpatient clinics, community settings, homes, or school based settings... read more
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 to educate managers, and sample policies and practices. There are 25 downloadable tools to... read more