Organizations Offering Trainings

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. Online trainings available

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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.

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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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 and typically involves weekly sessions which can include parent(s) or caregivers.  Clinicians are trained and certified...

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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 role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.

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.

Developed through funding from the Hope and Grace Fund to reflect the latest in opioid treatment and overdose prevention knowledge and resources, this newly developed...

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

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.

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 Online trainings available
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Workshops and Seminars that offer CEUs for a range of human service and social justice related topics.

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.

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These 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.

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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.

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

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 are customized around core competencies that include: Coalition Building; Leadership; Policy and Systems Change; Communications; Health Equity; Youth Development; Strategic...

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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 area support services.

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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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 trainings:

  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies offers a Master's degree in Addiction Counseling and a Certificate in Addiction...
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The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide, nonprofit organization incorporated in 1990 to provide services, policy and program development, research and capacity-building activities. IHR provides training, consultation, technical assistance and curriculum development for state, local and national organizations to improve integration of best practices and policies into prevention and treatment programs. Online trainings available.

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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 help their community live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

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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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 improving treatment outcomes.

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 implementation and sustainability guidance, along with skills training and coaching for all levels of clinical and administrative personnel.

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 families, and the greater community. It works with businesses, corporations, organizations, and the industry to ensure responsible policies for state-supported gambling.

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 other communities across the state.

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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. Online trainings available

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The National Library of Medicine's Opioid Resource List provides regularly-updated links related to: 

  • Understanding Addiction
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Opioid Drugs
  • Treating Opioid Addiction
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Pregnancy, Opioid use and NAS
  • Recovery
  • Data, Trends and Stats
  • Topic-related Searches of National Library of Medicine Resources
  • Selection Guidelines
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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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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 training and technical assistance offered by OBAT TTA to health care and social services providers looking to enhance their capacity to work with individuals with substance use disorders.


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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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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 effective treatment of opioid use disorder. Online trainings available

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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.

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

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 recovery services.

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 treatment organizations and systems.  It has a set of technical assistance resources accessed via the Knowledge Application Products website

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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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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. Online trainings avaliable

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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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