Mental Health & Addiction Counseling - Resources
Resources for Substance Abuse Counselors
The ATTC Network is an international, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field.
Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the ATTC Network is comprised of 10 Domestic Regional Centers, 6 International HIV Centers (funded by PEPFAR), 2 National Focus Area Centers, and a Network Coordinating Office. Together the Network serves the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands of Guam, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the Mariana Islands. The International HIV ATTCs serve Vietnam, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and Ukraine.
Alvin Community College is a founding member of the South Southwest ATTC located in the Addiction Research Institute at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in Austin, TX. The South Southwest ATTC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help people and organizations implement effective practices for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. This branch works with higher education institutions to support incorporation of evidence based practices into addictions curricula and serves Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas (Health & Human Services Region 6).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts
to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the
impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
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