Special Issue of “Social Work in Public Health” Features Research from PN Node and CTN


The latest issue of the journal Social Work in Public Health has a special focus on “The Role of Social Work in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders” and includes several articles from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN).

The special issue was organized and edited with help from researchers at the Pacific Northwest and Appalachian Tri-State nodes.

CTN-related articles from the issue include (click links for full-text access options):

Treatment for Substance Use Disorder: Opportunities and Challenges Under the Affordable Care Act by Betty Tai, Director of the CCTN and Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA.

Does Cultural Adaptation Have a Role in Substance Abuse Treatment? by Ann Kathleen Burlew, Valire Carr Copeland, Chizara Ahuama-Jonas, and Donald Calsyn.

Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Intervention: Research and Practice Considerations by Aimee N. C. Campbell, Susan Tross, and Donald Calsyn.

Blending Research and Practice: An Evolving Dissemination Strategy in Substance Abuse by Mary Ellen Michel, Denise Pintello, and Geetha Subramaniam.

Abstracts for the other articles in this special issue can be found on the journal website:


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