Technology Transfer in the Era of Social Media: Bite-size Video Series on Addiction and Recovery

May 31, 2016

Ned Presnall
Executive Director, Clayton Behavioral, St. Louis, Missouri
Adjunct Professor, Washington University was originally launched in 2011 as a platform for documentary testimonials about the effectiveness of methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone in the treatment of opioid dependence.

Lamenting the stigma against Medication-Assisted Treatment in Missouri, I had lured my high school friend and artist, Nick Niles, from his home in Zurich to join me in traveling around eastern Missouri, filming persons in recovery with their families. It was a shoe-string operation. We had each taken a week off from work and were interviewing and filming from morning to night. Today, two 15-minute videos are still available on our website and YouTube channel, one of a person recovering with buprenorphine maintenance and the other with methadone.

What's New This Week in the ATTC Network

May 24, 2016

Maureen Fitzgerald
ATTC Network Coordinating Office

The ATTC Network brings the addiction treatment and recovery services field a range of new publications, webinars, and training resources each week. This week, for example, brings you a new resource on integrating substance use disorder treatment with other health care, a webinar on teen use of e-cigarettes, vaping, and dipping, and easier access to ATTC bilingual resources.

Myth buster: Change Takes Time. A Lot of Time.

May 16, 2016

Thomas F. Hilton, PhD

One process improvement myth that resurfaces regularly like a sighting of the Loch Ness monster is that change takes time. A lot of time. Because trying out new procedures takes so long, staff might be convinced that change is just not worth the effort. And they'll quietly go back to doing things the comfortable old way.

But I'm here today to bust the myth that change takes time.

Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day

Holly Hagle, PhD

Leslie Cohen, BS
New England ATTC

May 10, 2016

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, many public health partners will work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested (CDC, 2016).

See the May 2016 press release from the CDC: Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease