Addictions Workforce Development

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

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

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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: 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: 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: 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 decision-making tool can help. If you are using narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or any other opioid drug, this...

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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: 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: 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: 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, 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.

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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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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