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SAPC-UCLA Lecture Series

Please join us for a live virtual lecture series on:

Best Practices in Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Providers on Friday, September 25, 2020

A Special Lecture Presented by:

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program with UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

This special lecture will feature Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC from University of Nevada, Reno's (UNR) Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), and additional Los Angeles providers!

Given the current public health emergency, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support providers have used viable alternatives to in-person service delivery. The use of technology through a web-based videoconferencing platform in a synchronous manner (often called telehealth or telemental health) offers one solution. Current research confirms high levels of patient satisfaction with behavioral health services delivered via videoconferencing, along with positive treatment outcomes. Most importantly, the skills and knowledge required for delivering treatment and recovery services through videoconferencing are different than those used for conducting business meetings online. Guidelines, resources, and training exist to help practitioners navigate using videoconferencing platforms to deliver treatment and recovery support services. A review of the research of videoconferencing and its efficacy will be presented along with access/links to resources and training opportunities to encourage skill development and adherence to privacy/ security and confidentiality issues. The Lecture Series will conclude with a panel discussion. This portion of the presentation will feature Los Angeles providers who will share lessons learned.

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For complete details please see the attached flyer.

Questions? Please email Brandy Oeser at

UCLA to lead $25 million study of opioids in rural America

Scientists Larissa Mooney and Yih-Ing Hser from the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) will lead a $25 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health to test treatments for opioid addiction in rural America.

A separate grant of $3.3 million from the NIH was awarded to another UCLA ISAP researcher, Suzette Glasner-Edwards, who will study the effectiveness of using text messages to help people with opioid addiction adhere to their treatment regimens.

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Dr. Larissa Mooney and Dr. Yih-Ing Hser. UCLA HEAL Grant Recipients

Curriculum Infusion Package on Opioid Use Disorders

A 5-part training developed in 2019 by the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

California DHCS MAT Expansion Project

Access statewide projects, resources, latest updates, and information for those seeking help.

Cannibis Summit Proceedings

2019 Multinational Cannabis Public Health Summit Proceedings and Calls to Action Released. Upcoming Cannabis Public Health Network Announced.

Cannibis Treatment Study

The Cannabis Use Disorder and Affective Management Training Study is seeking individuals between the ages of 18-25 who have problems with cannabis use, experience anxiety or depression, and have trouble managing those feelings of anxiety and depression.

Social Anxiety/Alcohol Treatment

The Social Anxiety and Alcohol Treatment study is seeking individuals who suffer from social anxiety disorder and alcohol use problems.

Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures

New Edition of Staying in Touch Manual Now Available!

UCLA ISAP has collaborated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the SAMHSA Grantee Data Technical Assistance (GDTA) team to publish Staying in Touch: A Fieldwork Manual of Tracking Procedures (Third Edition).

Manual's Purpose

Staying in Touch is designed to assist SAMHSA-funded grantees to stay in touch with people receiving services and to meet GPRAMA reporting requirements. The manual includes information on numerous staying-in-touch, tracking, and locating procedures from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and costly.