U.S. renews addiction center’s funding with emphasis on opioids

June 27, 2017

With a specific emphasis on stemming the growth of the opioid epidemic, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has renewed the funding of a longstanding center at Brown University that provides addiction training for thousands of health care professionals across New England.

The $3.8 million, five-year renewal for the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) will continue center programs such as in-person and electronic courses, workshops, conferences and post-graduate training programs — and it will also fund new initiatives, said Sara Becker, an assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown and principal investigator of the New England ATTC grant award. READ MORE