"Improving Addiction Treatment Services: Taking Action Now"

Join host Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on the Recovery Month Web cast, "Improving Addiction Treatment Services: Taking Action Now" (Premieres: Wednesday, September 19). This program will take a closer look at how NIATx generates a continuous flow of ideas through peer networking and inspires and motivates organizations to experiment and test changes in this collaborative approach. For complete information on the Web cast, "Improving Addiction Treatment Services: Taking Action Now" visit http://www.recoverymonth.gov/2007/multimedia/webcastmenu.aspx


"Measuring Outcomes Enhances Treatment Access and Retention," from National Council News

Collecting and measuring performance outcomes are key components of the STAR-SI initiative. A performance management system can also serve as a mechanism to provide feedback to providers. Read the full article (PDF)

Treatment Works: Jackie Nitschke Center Huber Treatment Program

Judges in Brown County, Wisconsin, continued to see repeat OWI offenders. In spite of longer sentences and bigger fines, they continued to offend, returning to court again and again, untreated. The Jackie Nitschke Center worked with officials to address the problem by offering free treatment to Huber inmates, with impressive results.

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