NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative

The NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative
was developed to accelerate the dissemination of research-based drug abuse treatment findings into community-based practice. Its two primary components include NIDA Blending Conferences and the creation of Blending Team Products (training curricula, supervisory materials, etc.), developed by groups of NIDA researchers, community-based practitioners, and trainers from SAMSHA-funded Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

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 11/2014 --