Implementation & Technology Transfer

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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.


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Blending products, conferences & more.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Centers is a nationwide, multidisciplinary network and resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. Funded by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the ATTC aims to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce for delivering those practices, and change practice in general by incorporating these new skills into everyday use.

 The Bridge: Linking Science and Service
This new e-newsletter links science and service in the addictions recovery field by providing information and tools on implementation science, as well as case studies highlighting real world applications. The Bridge is edited for the ATTC by Dr. Paul Roman.

Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx)

NIATx is a partnership between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Paths to Recovery program, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention (STAR) program, and a number of independent treatment organizations. It works with behavioral health providers to improve access to and retention in treatment for all clients. Find out more here:

National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the nation's 50 states. It provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, including drug and alcohol abuse.

View articles, conference presentations, and other documents about implementation in the CTN Dissemination Library.



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Methods for Disseminating EBTs from the Frontlines of Community Treatment Programs. Watch the workshop video online, take the quiz, and earn 3 NAADAC credits for free (for a limited time only!).

Free Implementation Tools

These resources are suggested by the CTN Research Utilization Committee to assist practitioners and others in implementing innovative, research-tested programs and policies in drug abuse treatment.

The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer
Published by the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center, 2004.

Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
Dean L. Fixsen, Sandra F. Naoom, Karen A. Blase, Robert M. Friedman, Frances Wallace. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2005. See also: National Implementation Research Network.

NIDA Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (Journal) National Institute on Drug Abuse. Edited by David Anderson.

NIDA Notes (newsletter)
Research news and trends from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Implementation Science (journal) Published by Biomed Central. Martin Eccles, PhD. and Brian Mittman, PhD (editors).

2nd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
Program book, speaker presentations, video webcasts, and more from this January 2009 conference.

ATTC Messenger (formerly Addiction Messenger)

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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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