CTN Translation & Implementation SIG

The NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Translation & Implementation (T&I) Special Interest Group (SIG) was launched in February 2021. This SIG brings together a large group of individuals across and beyond the CTN who have an interest in leveraging dissemination & implementation (D&I) science in addiction treatment research. Because of the large number of individuals in the SIG, there are four workgroups, each with co-leads, and with specific areas of focus and goals (see below for workgroup list). Find out more about this SIG, including how you can participate, here.

CTN Dissemination Initiative

In April 2018, NIDA introduced the CTN Dissemination Initiative, building on the previously-named NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative. The CTN Dissemination Initiative incorporates collaboration between clinicians, scientists, and experienced trainers. Its three components facilitate the adoption of research-based interventions into front-line clinical settings: Products and MaterialsMeetings and Conferences; and Collaborative Partnerships with professional organizations serving the addiction treatment community as well as general medical settings such as primary and emergency care.

Addiction Technology Transfer Centers

The Addiction Technology Transfer Centers Network is a national and international, multidisciplinary network for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. Funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the ATTC aims to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce for delivering those practices, and change practice in general by incorporating these new skills into everyday use.

Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx)

NIATx is a partnership between The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Paths to Recovery program, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention (STAR) program, and a number of independent treatment organizations. It works with behavioral health providers to improve access to and retention in treatment for all clients. Find out more on the NIATx website.

National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)

The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to contribute to the best practices and science of implementation, organization change, and system reinvention to improve outcomes across the spectrum of human services. Find case studies, tools, conferences, articles, and books, including Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature [Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, and Wallace. University of South Florida, 2005]

View articles, conference presentations, and other documents about implementation in the CTN Dissemination Library.