Working on a story related to substance use and addiction? Our staff is available to comment on a range of topics. All media requests will be answered promptly. For reporters on deadline that require immediate assistance, call Executive Director Peter Luongo: 412-258-8560

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Peter Luongo, Ph.D., LCSW-C
Title: Executive Director
Email: luongop@ireta.org

Areas of expertise:
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Evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
•   Adolescent substance use
•   Substance use and the offender population
•   Public health approaches to substance abuse

 

 

 

 

Holly Hagle

 

Holly Hagle, Ph.D.
Title: National SBIRT ATTC Director
Email: holly@ireta.org

Areas of expertise:
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Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
•   Addressing addiction in the primary care setting

 

 

Dawn Lindsay
Dawn Lindsay, Ph.D.
Title: Director of Research and Evaluation Services
Email: dawn@ireta.org

Areas of expertise:
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Evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders
•   Adolescent substance use

 

Not sure who you should talk to? Contact Jessica Williams, Director of Communication and Health Promotion: jessica@ireta.org

What does IRETA do?

The Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Pittsburgh, PA.

IRETA helps people respond effectively to substance use and related problems. To do that, we:

Educate: We offer learning opportunities to professionals and students.

Evaluate: We measure behavioral health-related outcomes that lead to better practice.

Guide: We provide technical assistance and quality improvement to help improve outcomes.

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