What Do We Do?
The Utah Addiction Center (UAC) is dedicated to the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of substance use disorders and improvement of health care-related education and patient care through interdisciplinary research, student and professional education, and clinical training.
UAC staff have been actively involved in training medical and dental residents, pharmacists, psychologists, addiction counselors and other healthcare professionals on recognizing and treating substance use disorders (SUDs).
We are located at the University of Utah Health Sciences as part of the School of Dentistry.
The Center collaborates on many federal, state, and local projects.
Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
The Utah Addiction Center is supported through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to administer the Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). The Central Rockies ATTC improves the quality of addiction treatment and recovery services by providing state-of-the-art training and technical assistance.
The ATTC is also committed to providing academic programming activities to strengthen the substance disorder treatment workforce and upgrade practice standards in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Program
UAC has a number of skilled SBIRT trainers that are recognized on the National SBIRT Trainers Registry. Training is adapted to the target audience with professional skill development opportunity. Learn more about our SBIRT program.
Facilitating a Lifetime of Oral health Sustainability for Substance use disorder patients and families (FLOSS) a Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA).
This project integrates SUD treatment and primary health care and:
- optimizes retention of clients in SUD programs,
- increases self-confidence,
- reduces pain,
- and improves marketability for employment.
The UAC provides training and technical assistance for this project. Learn more about Project FLOSS.