Join our new online community and you could win a Kindle!

Submitted by: 08/04/2014 by Maureen Fitzgerald

Implementing evidence-based practices is a top priority for substance use treatment providers. This month, NIATx and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office are launching the Network of Practice, a new web-based tool that’s designed to create an online learning community. The site resulted from a research project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

As part of the project, NIATx and the ATTC talked with clinicians in a series of focus groups held across the country. We wanted to find out how we could make it easier for treatment organizations to implement evidence-based practices. What we heard most often was that people wanted to be able to talk to each other about what works and what doesn’t.

The Network of Practice is designed to be a place where treatment providers:

  • Connect with each other and with researchers
  • Discuss challenges and successes in implementing EBPs
  • Find ways to collaborate on practical research

The site consists of three main sections, each with its own icon.

In the Connect section, you can join conversation Forums already underway with your peers across the country. Researchers working on a variety of evidence-based practices will also be available to share ideas and answer questions.

The Learn section features a variety of resources designed to help with the different aspects of implementing an evidence-based practice.

The Implement section offers a step-by-step guide to implementing an evidence-based practice.

Join our new online community and you could win a Kindle Paperwhite

To celebrate the launch of the Network of Practice, we’re offering a special incentive: Post to the discussion forums at least three times during the month of August and you’ll be entered in a drawing to one of five Kindle Paperwhites! (We’ll announce the lucky winners in Septmeber.)

You don’t need to complete an application to join the site. The Network of Practice is open to anyone interested in learning more about evidence-based practices for treating substance use disorders.

You’re welcome to join any of the Forums already in progress. You’ll see conversations underway on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency Management, Motivational Interviewing, and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBRIT). Respond to a question or comment, or pose a new one. As the site grows, we’ll introduce discussions on other evidence-based practices widely used in treating substance use disorders.

Just go to:  Click the tab to Login, follow the prompts, and explore the site. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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