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Volume 3, Issue 1
In this Issue...

> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
> FEATURE REPORT: Adoption of NIDA's Evidence-Based Treatments in Real World Settings
> Payment Mechanisms Drive Service Modalities
> Connecting the NIDA Workgroup Report to Clinical and Organizational Realities
> An Outstanding Report from NIDA's Workgroup
> A Vision for Implementation Science at NIDA: Questions of Gain and Loss

> Lost Hope for Dissemination and Implementation Research in the NIDA CTN
> 42 CFR Part 2 as a Major Legal Barrier to Implementation Research at NIDA
> Repeating the Mantra in Splendid Isolation

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> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
By Paul Roman, PhD, Editor
Improving the quality of the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) is the theme of a multifaceted campaign that has touched nearly every treatment provider organization and individual treatment professional for more than two decades. Read More...

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>FEATURE REPORT: Adoption of NIDA's Evidence-Based Treatments in Real World Settings
A National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Workgroup Report
The "Adoption of NIDA's Evidence-Based Treatments in Real World Settings" Workgroup (referred to as "the Workgroup") was created and charged to determine how effectively the treatment interventions developed, tested, and evaluated with NIDA support are being transferred and utilized in diverse practice settings. Read Report...

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> Payment Mechanisms Drive Service Modalities
By Michael G. Boyle, University of Wisconsin
As a former CEO of a behavioral healthcare treatment organization, I first wish to explore why substance abuse treatment is predominantly group-based. I start with the simple premise of "providers do what they are paid to deliver." Read More...

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> Connecting the NIDA Workgroup Report to Clinical and Organizational Realities
By Gregory Brigham, PhD, Maryhaven Research Institute
This NIDA Report addresses a topic of great importance to many stakeholders: persons suffering with addictions and those who love them, policy makers, researchers, healthcare providers, and addiction specialty care providers. Read More...

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> An Outstanding Report from NIDA's Workgroup
By Holly Hagel, PhD, Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
The workgroup's general introduction to the problem illustrates a central concern for the addictions field: the infrequent use of EBPs for addiction treatment. The workgroup expresses a valid criticism of the field.... Read More...

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> A Vision for Implementation Science at NIDA: Questions of Gain and Loss
By Hannah K. Knudsen, PhD, University of Kentucky
The implementation gap is ubiquitous across a range of health conditions and delivery contexts, as evidenced by the standing program announcements across a range of NIH institutes for dissemination and implementation research.  Read More...

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> Lost Hope for Dissemination and Implementation Research in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network
By Steve Martino, PhD, Yale University
There had been two potential avenues for the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in the CTN – one hopeful and one hoped-for... Read More...

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> 42 CFR Part 2 as a Major Legal Barrier to Implementation Research at NIDA
By Dennis McCarty, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University and Tim Hartnett, CODA of Portland, Oregon
The Affordable Care Act can be a catalyst for integrating addiction treatment into patient-centered primary care medical homes. This report encourages implementation research to address the unique needs within medical care settings. Read More...

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> Repeating the Mantra in Splendid Isolation
By Paul Roman
The basic premise of the WG is based in a very significant social movement to gain bureaucratic control over the practice of medicine in the US. Read More...

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