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Volume 2, Issue 2
In this Issue...

> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
> FEATURE: Essential Ingredients for Successful Redesign of Addiction Treatment
> If There Ever Was a Time...
>"What Makes Apple So Good": A Lens for Examining the Addiction Treatment System
> Come to the Cabaret
> Essential Ingredients for Successful Redesign of Addiction Treatment: A Response

> Essential Ingredients for a 21st Century Addiction Treatment System
> Essential Ingredients as a Platform for Change

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> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
By Paul Roman, Ph.D., Editor
In a way, this issue celebrates the recent Supreme Court decision that will allow the Affordable Care Act to move forward, which opens the door to several major changes, in particular the expansion of the availability of treatment.... Read More...

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>FEATURE: Essential Ingredients for Successful Redesign of Addiction Treatment
David H. Gustafson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Since the passage of healthcare reform, there have been many discussions about how the mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) system will need to change. Of the many components involved in a system redesign, the identification of essential ingredients is crucial to its success... Read Paper...

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> If There Ever Was a Time...
By Michael G. Boyle, The Fayette Companies
David Gustafson's recommendations are remarkably consistent including rapid access to services, involvement of family and social supports, and the use of evidence based practices. ... Read More...

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>"What Makes Apple So Good": A Lens for Examining the Addiction Treatment System
By Hannah K. Knudsen, University of Kentucky
We are living in turbulent and unsettling times, and the addiction treatment system is certainly not immune to this turbulence... Read More...

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> Come to the Cabaret
By Steve Martino, Yale University
Mr. Gustafson deserves much credit for stretching our imaginations about what is needed to redesign the addiction treatment system in the US.  It brings to mind a similarly stimulating series of chapters in Rethinking Substance Abuse... Read More...

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> Essential Ingredients for Successful Redesign of Addiction Treatment: A Response
By Heather J. Gotham, University of Missouri-Kansas City
In reviewing Gustufson's article, three main comments came to mind, including other avenues for looking at essential ingredients, something that seems missing from the proposed list, and a look ahead. Read More...

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> Essential Ingredients for a 21st Century Addiction Treatment System
By Dennis McCarty and Traci Rieckmann, Oregon Health Sciences University
Healthcare reform is changing rules and disrupting the status quo.  We must seize the opportunity to vision what could be and ask, “Why not?”... Read More...

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> Essential Ingredients as a Platform for Change
By Paul Roman, Ph.D.
We have before us now some more forward thinking, the results of focus group deliberations on the essential guidelines or commandments for a successful future for SUD treatment... 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 needs of the addictions treatment workforce. 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!

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Points of Interest...

Recommended Reading
CASA ReportCASA Report - Addiction Medicine:
Closing the Gap between Science and Practice




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