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Using the ATTC/NIDA Blending Products to Affect Change.

Conference sponsored by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Mid-Atlantic Node, Elliott City, MD, July 13, 2012.

Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD (Johns Hopkins University, MA Node), Christine Higgins, MA (Johns Hopkins University, MA Node), Melissa Wesner, LCPC (Lane Treatment Center, MA Node), Lori Peterson (Lane Treatment Center, MA Node), Patricia Stabile, MSW, LCSW-C (HARBEL Prevention and Recovery Center, MA Node), Amy Pearce, LCSW-C (Glenwood Life Counseling Center, MA Node).

This conference took place on July 13, 2012 in the Baltimore-Washington Metro area. It was sponsored by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (a program of the Danya Institute), and the Mid-Atlantic Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). It featured presentations about the NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Products, a suite of training tools developed by the NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative and aimed at helping reduce the gap that exists between the publication of research results and the impact on treatment delivery. The initiative incorporates collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and experienced trainers to catalyze the creation of user-friendly treatment tools and products and facilitate the adoption of research-based interventions into front-line clinical settings. Through this initiative, NIDA and SAMHSA's Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTCs) disseminate treatment and training products based on results from studies conducted by the National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) as well as other NIDA-supported research. The audience for this conference was made up of practitioners in the substance abuse treatment workforce and was intended to introduce the variety of tools available in the Blending Products suite to clinicians, giving them an opportunity to learn how to implement the various evidence-based practices that have emerged from the CTN.

Presentations are available for viewing on YouTube:

Overview of the Cinical Trials Process, Maxine Stitzer, PhD

Taking a Look at the NIDA Blending Products, Christine Higgins, MA

MIA-Step, Christine Higgins, MA

Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI), Melissa Wesner, LCPC

MI-Presto, Lori Peterson

Looking at the NIDA Treatment Protocols from a Program Director's Perspective, Patricia Stabile, LCSW-C

The Perspective from the Clinical Side, Amy Pearce

(Workshop, Videos/YouTube, English, 2012)

Keywords: Blending Team Products | Blending Team Product: MIA:STEP | Blending Team Product: MI:PRESTO | Blending Team Product: PAMI | Buprenorphine | Community health services | Dissemination | HIV rapid testing | Motivational incentives | Motivational interviewing (MI)

Document No: 928

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians, 11/21/2012.


Higgins, Christine mail
Pearce, Amy
Peterson, Lori
Stabile, Patricia Q. mail
Stitzer, Maxine L. mail
Wesner, Melissa
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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.
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