Most Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) focus on offering resources and training to one region. From 2012 to 2017, four National Focus Area Centers (NFA) added another layer to the system, serving as national subject experts and providing key resources on a topic or population. IRETA served as one of these, specializing in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

In 2016, we collaborated with the three other NFAs to produce a series of webinars which combined SBIRT with their own areas of focus. Learn about SBIRT as it related to the National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC, the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC, and the National Frontier and Rural ATTC.


Technology-based Interventions and SBIRT

Featuring Nancy Roget

The use of web-based tools on computers and phones can dramatically change the way we recognize and address substance use disorders. Here, the National Frontier and Rural ATTC shows how technology such as digital screening, text messages, and apps can identify and reduce risky substance use, as well as promote recovery from addiction.


SBIRT in Native American Populations

Featuring Sean Bear & Lena Thompson

The National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC offers information about native persons’ attitudes toward medicine, working with bi-cultural persons, common stressors and sources of trauma, and even the sort of things you might not think of, such as body language and communication norms.


Brief Interventions for Alcohol Use: Particularly Effective for Hispanic Patients?

Featuring Patricia Juárez

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC share research-based modifications to motivational interviewing that appear to promote better outcomes with Hispanic patients.

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More Information

The NFA ATTCs are defunct. Their websites may no longer update. However, they still contain much valid information and links to other sites.

The webpages our fellow National Focus Area Addiction Technology Transfer Centers contain more resources and information: