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NIATx eNews Update

August 2016

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Ten years of NIATx: Maine's Addiction Resource Center keeps on improving access and efficiency

Using NIATx tools and promising practices has helped the Mid Coast Hospital Addiction Resource Center in Brunswick, Maine, reduce overdose deaths, treat more clients, and increase efficiency overall, says Eric Haram, director of outpatient behavioral health.

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The detox opportunity: Counselors connect with patients to increase engagement in outpatient treatment

An "in-reach" program helped young adults make the transition from detox services to an outpatient medication-assisted treatment.

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What helps organizations implement mobile apps for recovery support?

Addiction-CHESS (A-CHESS) is a smartphone app for preventing relapse developed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. A recent paper by Sarah Lord, PhD, describes some of the factors that either helped or hindered use of the app in four organizations.

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The ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog

Can you change your organization's culture? Guest blogger Tom Hilton, PhD, thinks so.

Read more in the latest post in the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog!.

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Improving Transitions for Detox to Continuing Care: The LINK Care Transition Implementation System

This article by Todd Molfenter, Deputy Director of NIATx, describes a system designed to improve transitions from detox to continuing care.

Read the full story from the ATTC Messenger.

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Rapid-change challenge: What's the shortest NIATx change project you’ve conducted?

Did it yield a change your team adopted and sustained? Tell us all about it and we’ll share your story in an upcoming issue of the NIATx E-news. Contact: Maureen.fitzgerald@wisc.edu.

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