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NIATx eNews Update

March 2011

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Days to treatment and early retention among patients in treatment for alcohol drug disorders

Results of a research study show that the NIATx process improvement model reduces waiting time to treatment and increases continuation.

Read a PDF version of the complete article.

CAP Quality Care

CAP Quality Care Success Story - Opioid Treatment Provider Pilot

CAP Quality Care in Westbrook, Maine is the second largest opioid treatment program in the state. Its mission is to provide the most effective treatment for opioid addiction. Their goal was to increase admissions and continuation.

Read their story.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly

Advancing medication use requires total staff commitment

The executive and clinical staff at Spectrum Programs, Inc. in South Florida have long understood the potential benefits of medication treatments for addiction; a merger with a local community mental health organization helped bring home that message years ago. But the substance abuse treatment organization also has learned that any center that wants to make significant inroads with medication treatments had better have buy-in at every possible level of the organization.

Read the full article by Gary Enos in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly.

Palladia, Inc.

Integrating substance abuse and primary care: the NACHC/NIATx Learning Collaborative

In October 2010, NIATx and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) launched a learning collaborative focused on helping Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) integrate substance abuse and primary care.

Read their story.

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly

Pilot study tests the use of smartphone for addicted offenders

A four-month pilot study is testing the use of a smartphone with 30 offenders in the Ayer Concord drug court program in Massachusetts. Early trials have found that the phone can help people stay in recovery.

Read the full article.

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ACTION Campaign grand finale

The NIATx ACTION Campaign will come to a close in June 2011. We'll be celebrating what you've achieved through the Campaign at the NIATx Summit/SAAS National Conference, July 11–13, 2011, in Boston.

Watch www.niatx.net for details on how you can share your story!

Upcoming Events & Presentations

March 17, 2011 ACTION Campaign II Webinar - Healthcare Reform Model
July 10–13, 2011 SAVE-THE-DATE.... 2011 NIATx Summit and SAAS Conference

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