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New Resources for Smoking Cessation and Prevention

Our friends at the Alliance for the Prevention & Treatment of Nicotine Addiction are happy to share their new: BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RESOURCES DATABASE: TOBACCO USE AND DEPENDENCE While their focus is Virginia, most of the resources are useful in any state. Click here to download  the Happy, Joyous & Free mini-pamphlet 


Meet Renata J. Henry, M.ED., our new Executive Director

The Danya Institute has named Renata J. Henry as Project Director for the Region 3 Central East Addiction Technology Center. Ms. Henry has over thirty five years of experience in the behavioral health field, serving in clinical and administrative positions in community-based mental health, substance abuse organizations and leadership positions in state and county government. […]

West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

Since our region has been redefined to now include Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia we will be spotlighting resources in these states in the upcoming months. The West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors  is a non-profit association that is dedicated to advocacy for those impacted by substance abuse.  Visit their webpage for resources and […]

Letter from the Executive Director: A New Year with New Beginnings

We at The Danya Institute believe in practicing what we preach, in being accepting of change and being able to successfully manage the change process. To this end, I must also share a significant internal change here at the Institute. I’ve made the decision to leave my Danya Institute family to accept the position of Deputy […]

Trends in Behavioral Healthcare: Join the Conversation – Health Exchanges Promise Sweeping Change

The Danya Institute and Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to present this regular series of orignal articles on trends in the field of behavioral healthcare.  Our latest article is an in-depth look at health exchanges by special guest author Douglas Canter. Health exchanges promise sweeping change Congress enacted the Patient Protection and […]

HIV PrEP videoes now available

Our waiting-list-only presentation “The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” by Drs. Richard Elion and Amanda Castel was recorded and now available on our Youtube channel.  The audience consisted of frontline healthcare providers and support teams who test for HIV infection and identify individuals who are at-high risk for HIV infection. This […]

Self Care Resource – Seasonal and Simple

Fans of our Self Care:  A Guide for Addiction Professionals know that it highly recommends eating better as an important way to maintain one’s health and spirits.  Yet we are the first to acknowledge how challenging this can be, even when it’s not a holiday season.  So we were pleased to find a tool that can […]

Human Trafficking 101 for Service Providers now available in Spanish

We are pleased to offer this Spanish translation of our Human Trafficking 101 for Service Providers.  Many thanks to Natalia Guevara (www.NataliaGuevaraTranslations.com) for her high quality translation services and our friends at the National Hispanic/Latino ATTC for reviewing her work.   Trata de Personas 101: Guía para Proveedores de Servicios Hoy, veintisiete millones de personas están esclavizadas. […]

The ACMHA/Magellan Webinar Series

The ACMHA/Magellan Webinar Series continues on Thursday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m. EST with MY LIFE: Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment presented by Greg Dicharry, CPRP. This webinar is designed to increase the competency of clinicians working with youth to further engage, assess and treat family systems, rather than the individual child outside of its family […]