CTN Dissemination Initiative

(formerly NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative)

In April 2018, NIDA introduced the CTN Dissemination Initiative, building on the previously-named NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative. The CTN Dissemination Intitiative incorporates collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and experienced trainers. It three components facilitate the adoption of research-based interventions into front-line clinical settings: Products and Materials; Meetings and Conferences; and Collaborative Partnerships with professional organizations serving the addiction treatment community as well as general medical settings such as primary and emergency care. [Resources developed under the past NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative are listed below.]

NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Team Products

· Buprenorphine Treatment: A Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals
· Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. -- Utilizing the ASI to Make Required Data Collection Useful
· Short Term Opioid Withdrawal Using Buprenorphine
· Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI) (updated in September 2011)
· Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP)
· Buprenorphine Treatment for Young Adults
· Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes

· Motivational Incentives Implementation Software (MIIS)
· Buprenorphine Suite of Blending Products
· HIV Rapid Testing
· Technology-Assisted Care for Substance Use Disorders (SUDTECH)
· Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE and Patient Simulation new!

Blending Conferences Keep Up with Blending!  

2013 - Philadelphia, PA workshop (videos available)
2012 - Atlanta, GA (videos available)
2010 - Albuquerque, NM
2008 - Cincinnati, OH
2006 - Seattle, WA
2005 - Miami Beach, FL

2004 - Detroit, MI
2003 - Westminster, CO
2002 - New York, NY
2000 - Los Angeles, CA
What's New
(CTN Library)
More Blending Resources
· CTN-related posters/presentations from past Blending Conferences
· Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Blending Initiative site
· National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Blending Initiative site



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Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
The materials on this site have neither been created nor reviewed by NIDA.
Updated 4/2018 -- http://ctndisseminationlibrary.org/blending.htm