From the Desk of Executive Director, Jeffrey Quamme
Medication Assisted Recovery Training Gains National Attention
June 13, 2014
Wallingford, CT – As the abuse of opioid prescription medication and heroin continues to skyrocket around our country, initiation into the proper treatment modalities is part of the discussion on the national policy making agenda. As recently as this week, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Michael Botticelli spoke to a large audience at the New England Institute of Addiction Studies Summer School about the efficacy of medication assisted treatment in helping those with opioid use disorders. Director Botticelli even addressed the stigma often associated with MAT by saying clearly that if medication assisted treatment doesn’t fit into one’s view of overall recovery, then “you should keep that opinion to yourself.” This simple statement certainly drew a reaction from the crowd, but also showed the administration’s position on dealing with this national epidemic.Continue Reading >>
Training Approval Update
February 10, 2014
Wallingford, CT – As noted in the application materials, training approval applications need to be received in the CCB offices no less than 30 days prior to the event. The 30 day window is required in order to review all documentation to ensure that all standards required by the CCB are met.