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Welcome to Northwest ATTC
Serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

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The Northwest  Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC)  (formerly Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center, or NFATTC) serves Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.  NWATTC  provides high quality, credible informational materials, trainings and consultation on implementing evidence-based addiction treatment practices; current areas of emphasis include:

NWATTC also offers other workforce development programs and tools, such as:

For more on NWATTC services and products click on the links to the left.  New SAMHSA products and services are also highlighted below.

Family Therapy Can Help

A new brochure from SAMHSA explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them, describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.

    Start planning now!  Click here to go to the SAMHSA website for downloadable materials, information and ideas for celebrating Recovery Month 2014.


   Click here for more info



Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States

TIP 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

TAP 33: Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

The ATTC Messenger -- quick links to recent topics:

ATTC Online Courses

Click here to go to the ATTC Online Learning portal where you will find free and low cost courses of interest to addiction counselors and others who work in behavioral health.  See also the Introduction to Primary Care course above.

Other Recommended Publications


 Vital Signs: National Report on the Addiction Treatment Workforce



Group Therapy Inservice Training (Based on TIP 41)



  NIDA/SAMHSA Products





(Click to download)

This is a companion product to Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21. which identifies competencies essential to the effective practice of addiction counseling.  The Performance Assessment Rubrics describes counselor proficiency along a continuum for each of the competencies.

NWATTC is part of Oregon Health & Science University's Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine  Health Services Research Division.  The ATTC Network is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field.  The Network was established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


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