Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Resources

Patient and Family Resources

Patient Advocacy Brochure: Know Your Rights
This brochure gives patients information on their rights when they access treatment for substance use disorder and outlines steps they can take to report programs that violate their rights.
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Finding Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Health Resources in Action: Find a treatment center Massachusetts
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorder

Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
This guide from SAMHSA addresses the care of women with opioid use disorder and the care of their babies after pregnancy.
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Journey Recovery Project
Designed for pregnant and parenting women with SUD, this interactive web-based resource from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health includes informational slideshows, videos from peers in recovery, and links to more information and services. This site is intended to increase access to treatment and provide guidance and support to women in recovery.
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Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
This two-page fact sheet from SAMHSA gives an overview of opioid use disorder and the potential impacts it may have on pregnant women and their babies.
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Treating Babies Who Were Exposed to Opioids Before Birth
This fact sheet from SAMHSA has helpful information on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), including what it is, how it is caused, what impacts it can have on a patient's baby, and how it can be treated.
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Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy
This two-page guide from SAMHSA teaches pregnant women with opioid use disorder about the treatment options available to them.
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Resources for Families

Free CRAFT education for families from Allies in Recovery
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is an evidence-based program that teaches family members and loved ones skills and techniques to help both themselves and their loved ones with substance use disorders. Allies in Recovery has developed an online version that is FREE to people in Massachusetts. CRAFT is proven to decrease caregiver stress and depression, increase treatment initiation in people with substance use disorders, reduce drug and alcohol use, and be effective with adolescents. This is an excellent evidence-based resource to offer family members and loved ones.
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