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Ryan, Olivia and Murphy, Deena and Krom, Laurie [ATTC Network] . (2012) Vital signs: Taking the pulse of the addiction treatment profession. Kansas City, MO: Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 145 p.

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Since 2007, national reports sponsored by the US based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have repeatedly identified a lack of nationally representative data describing the specialty workforce that serves individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) (SAMHSA, 2006; Annapolis Coalition, 2007). These reports suggest that the dearth of nationally representative data negatively impacts the ability of SAMHSA and other federal agencies to institute meaningful workforce development programs for SUD professionals. In response, SAMHSA instructed the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network to carry out a national workforce study.

The purpose of the study is to inform the development of strategies to successfully prepare, recruit and retain a sufficient number of professionals able to effectively care for individuals with SUDs. This report presents the findings of the ATTC Network’s national study, Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Addiction Treatment Profession. Although SAMHSA is the primary audience for the study’s findings, the ATTC Network expects that comprehensive, nationally representative data about the specialty SUD treatment workforce will be useful to Single State Agencies, provider and professional organizations, training and education entities, individuals in the workforce, and other stakeholders.


Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Report
Drug Type
Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type
Education and training
Date
2012
Pages
145 p.
Publisher
Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Place of Publication
Kansas City, MO
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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