Workforce development is our ATTC Network’s priority.
By 2010, the demand for addiction professionals and licensed treatment staff with graduate-level degrees is projected to increase by 35 percent.1 The ATTC National Office developed this Web site to serve as a resource for the addictions treatment and recovery services workforces as they strive to meet this demand in services. Within this site you will find up-to-date information on workforce development, as well as tools, links and other resources. The site is designed to help organizations be successful as in recruiting, training, and retaining staff, as well as developing future leaders.
Timing is everything.
With evidence indicating that the addictions field is already facing a shortage of qualified practitioners, an addictions workforce crisis has unfolded. Many factors are contributing to this urgent situation and require immediate attention. A sound infrastructure must be in place to ensure the presence of a skilled workforce ready to meet the needs of diverse populations in a dynamic environment.
National workforce development efforts.
In addition to the ATTC Network, many prominent national organizations such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the Annapolis Coalition, are focusing their efforts on workforce development.