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IRETA and Upstream Interventions Webinar

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: From Theory to Practice

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 2:00 PM
“This webinar will review the CBT model of substance use, as well as practical treatment strategies and tools in order to best help individuals affected by SUDs.”

Registration is Open


 Stigma, Opioid Addiction, and MAT: Evidence and Implications from a National Survey

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
“This session will present findings from RTI’s survey of U.S. adults on knowledge and opinions about addiction to prescription opioids, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) and stigma toward people addicted to prescription opioids and the health care providers who care for them. We will discuss current approaches to conceptualizing stigma, their application to the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), and the implications of the survey findings for advocacy and program design.”

Registration is Open


Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder

Experts recommend that everyone evaluated in medical settings for overdose, heart valve infections, blood poisoning, HIV, hepatitis C, and other serious infections should be screened for opioid use disorder. Hospitals should develop processes that ensure treatment for opioid use disorder is started and that patients get linked to community-based treatment after discharge. Read the full article HERE.


 Powered by PrEP

Individuals share why they are taking the pill to prevent HIV and how it has helped them take charge of their health.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published a report last month titled HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Women — 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2015. An excerpt of the report follows, and the full report can be accessed here:

“Analysis of 2015 data on CDC-funded HIV tests and HIV prevention services from 61 health departments and 123 community-based organizations indicated that among women identified as having HIV infection, 62% had received a diagnosis of HIV infection before the current test, and 87% of those women were not in HIV medical care at the time of the test. Rates for linkage to medical care within 90 days of the current test date were 61% and 58% for women with newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed HIV infection, respectively. Among women with previously diagnosed HIV infection, 57% of black women and 65% of white women were linked to HIV medical care.”


The No Wrong Door
Integrative Screener 

Goal:  The overarching objective of this training is to equip healthcare staff who work with clients in HIV/primary care, mental health, and substance abuse settings to understand and incorporate integrative screening practices within their settings. This training teaches participants core concepts and skills of integrated care along with strategies to implement. Participants will learn how to screen for a variety of health risks using a tool known as the, “No Wrong Door Integrative Screener”.

Who is the Training Audience:  Any clinical, social services, or other healthcare staff who currently work in a setting that assists clients with mental health, substance use, and HIV/ST health risks.

Training Length:  Approximately two (2) hours. This training course is self-paced, allowing course participants to complete the training all at once or in multiple sittings.

If you are interested in taking the No Wrong Door Integrative Screener Online Training,
please send us an email at
Details for registration and enrolling in the online training will be sent to you.

Brief Description

This online training course is designed to provide:
-A rationale for integrated care, the utility of comprehensive screening practices, and an overview of the “no wrong door” approach.
-Overview of the NWD Integrative Screener and means to administer.
-Instructions for use of the NWD Integrative Screener in paper-and-pencil format and guided use of theNWD Integrative Screener in its electronic version using a computer or tablet.
-How to proceed after screening, including recommendations for conducting brief interventions and referrals.
-Examples to demonstrate the overall screening process, from start-to-finish, using the NWD Integrative Screener; including case examples paired with a sample screen.

When a participant completes the online course they will receive an electronic certificate of completion to download and print for their records.

Once the participant has completed the online course they will be emailed materials to allow them to begin using the No Wrong Door Integrative Screener.


NWD Integrative Screener
version 3.0 is here!

If you have been trained to use the NWD Integrative Screener, a new version (3.0) is now available! This version (3.0) was completed in March 2016 and contains critical updates and helpful materials.

Please contact our office at or
410-455-5840 and provide your information and request for materials. Once your information is received and receipt of training is verified, materials will be emailed to you.

NEW! To view and download our updated NWD Integrative Screener v3.0 user guides, please visit this page.

For questions or requests for technical assistance, please fill out our Information Request Form.

If you need additional technical assistance, please contact us.


Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
for HIV Prevention

PrEP is a a way to help prevent HIV for people who are at substantial risk for infection. When taken every day, PrEP is a powerful tool to prevent HIV and can be combined with other methods of protection. To learn more about PrEP, the research supporting its effectiveness, and guidelines for health care providers to recommend PrEP to their patients, please view these CDC guidelines here.

For more information about PrEP in Maryland, please visit