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New Tools for the Toolbox: Adopting Evidence-Based Practices to Enhance Substance Abuse Treatment with an emphasis on NIDA/SAMSHA Blending Products

  Christine Higgins, MA, Dissemination Specialist, Mid-Atlantic Node, Clinical Trials Network, Johns Hopkins University As we look to the future of medical homes, integrated services, and better patient-centered care in the treatment of substance use disorders, we are ever mindful of the importance of our patients showing up in order to benefit from treatment. This […]


Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency

Event Type: Educational Event What: The MIA:STEP package is a collection of tools for mentoring counselors in the use of MI skills during clinical assessments. Using this package will enhance both counselor MI skills and supervisor ability to provide more structured, focused and effective clinical supervision. Supervisors will learn to shift from forcing staff to […]


Using the ATTC/NIDA Blending Products to Affect Change

Using the ATTC/NIDA Blending Products to Affect Change Event Type: Educational Event What: You will have the opportunity to hear an overview by NIDA researchers about technology transfer in science to practice implementation. Expert ATTC trainers will present information on four different Blending products: PAMI, Buprenorphine, MIAStep,HIV Rapid Testing and Mi-Presto. In the afternoon,you will […]


National Training of Trainers (TOT) Clinical Supervision Foundations Course

  Event Type: Educational Event What: This course is designed to fulfill the minimum training requirement for number of different Clinical Supervision credentials Participants must be an experienced trainer, Participants must have a background in clinical supervision Participants have successfully completed the Clinical Supervision Foundation (online and Part II face to face) training. Exceptions for […]


What’s New Update – Free Training in Silver Spring on August 22

Whats New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addictions Event Type: Educational Event What: This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. CEUs available. After completing this conference, the learner […]

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SAMHSA Recovery Definition Updated

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recently revised its working definition of recovery to give more emphasis to the role of abstinence in recovery from addictions, and also indicate that recovery may be from a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder or both.  Read more about it here:  Recovery from Mental Disorders […]

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Common Ground: Integrated Services of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Clinical Trials Network Symposium A day long science-to-practice symposium with lectures and lively discussion about the future of combined services, and our shared philosophies. Sponsored by: Mid-Atlantic Node Clinical Trails Network at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Central East), Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration and Maryland Hygiene […]