Volume 1, Issue 2

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In this Issue...
   > Introduction: Commentary & Debate
   > Emergence of Technology Transfer in SUD Treatment
   > The Value of Evidence-Based Practices...
   > States are the Key Factor in Successful EBP Adoption...
   > Progress has been Made, But...
   > The Realities of EBPs for Addiction Treatment
   > Many New Avenues to Explore in Technology Transfer
   > Concluding Thoughts...

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Introduction: Commentary & Debate
By Paul Roman
For the second issue of The Bridge, we offer readers a rich discussion of issues surrounding technology transfer in substance abuse treatment and introduce The Bridge's Editorial Board. Read More...

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Paul RomanLarge Scale Organizational Processes and the Emergence of the Emphasis on Technology Transfer in the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Field
By Paul Roman
An examination of the forces affecting the emergence of the evidence-based practice movement within the substance use disorder treatment field. Read More...

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Hannah KnudsenResponse 1: The Value of Evidence-Based Practices in Comparison to “Treatment as Usual”: The Need for Meaningful Data
By Hannah K. Knudsen
The adoption and implementation of evidence based practices (EBPs) has become an increasingly significant focus of a variety of groups in the substance use disorder treatment field. Read More...

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Mike BoyleResponse 2: The States are the Key Factor in Successful EBP Adoption and Technology Transfer
By Mike Boyle
If states want more effective addiction treatment services delivered, they have to change their purchasing strategies to require evidence based practices.  Read More...

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Heather GothamResponse 3: Progress has been Made, But We Can Learn From Other Systems’ Experiences
By Heather Gotham
The field of substance use disorder treatment may benefit from the struggles within mental health field. Read More...

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Dennis McCartyResponse 4: The Realities of Evidence-Based Practices for Addiction Treatment
By Dennis McCarty
Capitalism, not socialism, drives the interest in evidence-based practices in medicine and in treatment for alcohol and drug disorders. Read More...

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Rejoinder: The Respondents Suggest Many New Avenues to Explore in Technology Transfer
By Paul Roman
The respondents worked independently from one another, and it is quite remarkable that there is essentially no repetition of points across their essays. Read More...

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Concluding Thoughts...Now, It's Your Turn!
It is our hope that the ideas presented in this issue have made you think about your own views on the topic of technology transfer in the substance use disorder field. If so, we want to hear from you! If your opinions and experiences differ from that presented in this issue, send us your reactions. Please address your responses to thebridge@ATTCnetwork.org and you may see them in the next issue!


    The Bridge is a quarterly e-pub that
    links science and service by
    providing information and tools on
    technology transfer and
    implementation science strategies.



Points of Interest...

Recommended Reading
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice JournalAddiction Science & Clinical Practice - A Journal of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Are you interested in contributing to the next issue of The Bridge?
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We want to hear from you!
Email your thoughts about this issue of The Bridge to Erin Fridley at the ATTC National Office.

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