IRETA develops and disseminates training materials for use in specialty addiction and general health and human service settings. Please download these free materials for use in your own professional environment and contact us for more information about implementing these trainings.

Effective Risk Management in Outpatient Methadone Treatment: The one-day training “Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment” is designed to increase opioid treatment providers’ (both clinical and administrative staff) knowledge and skills on the most effective ways to conduct risk management strategies for opioid treatment centers.Training materials include a Trainers Manual, a three-part webinar series, and nine PowerPoint presentations, one for each of the nine training modules.

Substance Use Education for Nurses: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): This curriculum has been used to successfully train over 500 undergraduate student nurses at the University of Pittsburgh. It is available free of charge in hopes that others will utilize it in the training and education of student and professional nurses, along with other healthcare professionals.

Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in Adults: This training manual and PowerPoint presentation were designed to be used in training addiction professionals who work with adults who have co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. The manual examines historical trends and presents an integrated approach to treatment with a focus on the recovery process. Each of the modules contains competencies, exercises and handout materials to supplement the training.

Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents:The curriculum format was updated to include the power point within each module of the trainers manual and a participant manual. The curriculum is designed to assist those who provide training to counselors working with adolescents in substance use treatment programs by addressing the unique challenges that counselors may have when they consider ways to begin to integrate assessment and treatment approaches to meet more fully the needs of youth with co-occurring mental disorders.

SBIRT Training of Trainers: The goal of this training course is to help participants develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Trainers.