The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network promotes the adoption and implementation of evidence- based, recovery-oriented, culturally appropriate practices for people who have, or who are at risk of developing, substance use disorders across the globe. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Network includes 10 Regional Centers, 2 National Focus Area Centers, and a Network Office serving the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the Mariana Islands. Additionally, the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief supports international HIV ATTCs in Ukraine and Central Asia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Vietnam.

Please visit ATTC’s website for more information on their events and activities:

Internet-Delivered Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Shulman, M., Campbell, A., Pavlicova, M., Hu, M. C., Aharonovich, E., & Nunes, E. V. (2018). Cognitive functioning and treatment outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of internet‐delivered drug and alcohol treatment. The American journal on addictions, 27(6), 509-515.
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Often individuals with substance use disorders show signs of impaired attention/ mental control, information processing or general cognitive functioning. Mental impairment can have an impact on the extent an individual can engage with intervention, and it has been found that cognitive impairment is associated with poorer outcomes in treatment.  

Tobacco Use by Clients Receiving SUD Treatment

Campbell BK, et al. Health Risk Perceptions and Reasons for Use of Tobacco Products Among Clients in Addictions Treatment. Addictive Behaviors 2018 (in press). [doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.08.037]
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Although cigarette smoking among adults in the United States has been steadily decreasing, rates continue to remain high amongst certain vulnerable populations.

Coming Into the Light: Breaking the Stigma of SUDs

Concord, United States,

Learning Objectives

Participants will: Be able to identify use strengths based language to reduce stigma associated with substance use disorders. Be able to conceptualize the factors that influence stigma associated with substance use disorders and their consequences. Be able to discuss targets and interventions aimed at addressing stigma associated with substance use.

Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

Seattle, United States,

About the presenter: Joseph O. Merrill M.D., M.P.H. is a UW associate professor of medicine and is a certified expert in addiction medicine. He has clinical and research expertise in primary care, addiction medicine, pain medicine and HIV medicine. As a member of the UW School of Medicine Colleges Faculty, he is active in medical student education. He teaches students, residents and practicing physicians in a wide variety of settings. Dr.