IRETA works with organizations and agencies to develop and tailor educational curricula around a variety topics, including evidence-based practices related to substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Recent curriculum development projects are listed below:


  • Developed plain language substance use brochures, freely available for providers and the general public to download and share (2016)
  • Created an SBIRT Training of Trainers (TOT) curriculum (2016)
  • In collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), created the online course The Prevalence of Prescription Drug Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestion, and Exposure, a free online course about high risk opioid use (2015)
  • Modifying a CDC curriculum about FASD, substance use, and pregnancy to include SBIRT
  • Created a series of online modules about SBIRT for master’s students at the University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Created SBIRT 101 and SBIRT for Adolescents, free online courses on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (2014)
  • Co-authored the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum “Addiction Training for Nurses and SBIRT” (2013)
  • Developed the “Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment” curriculum (2011-12)
  • SBIRT Training of Trainers helps participants develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities as SBIRT trainers.
  • Led the team that developed the African American section of the National ATTC project “Medication-Assisted Treatment with Special Populations” (2011-12)
  • Helped develop the National ATTC Clinical Supervision curriculum and prepared five trainers from the Northeast on the “Foundations of Clinical Supervision” curriculum (2011)
  • Helped develop two NIDA Blending products, Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI) and MI-PRESTO (2011)
  • Conducted focus groups and developed the culturally-specific Hispanic training module as part of a national ATTC curriculum to advance cultural understanding and help prepare substance abuse treatment providers to effectively and appropriately treat MSM, ethnic minorities who are at risk of or have HIV/AIDS (2010)
  • Updated and adapted NIDA’s Methadone Treatment FAQs to create “Recovery-Focused Methadone: A Primer for Practice Today in PA” (2010)
  • Authored the NY State Impaired Driver curriculum (2010)
  • Developed the Adolescent Co-Occurring curriculum, adopted by the NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as the introductory training for adolescent service providers (2010)

  • Please contact us directly to inquire about curriculum development for your organization, program, or system.