• Welcome to CASAT

    The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies is located at the University of Nevada, Reno under the Division of Health Sciences
  • A Nonprofit Center Dedicated to Excellence

    We develop Substance Abuse Resources for a growing field in need of our forward thinking proactive approach to the disease.
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Our Mission

To help states, organizations, students, and the existing workforce apply research-based practices to improve prevention, treatment, and recovery services for individuals with addictive behaviors. This mission is achieved through university-based coursework; clearinghouses and libraries; continuing education workshops; product development and dissemination; conferences; and consultation and technical assistance activities.

 

  • Training

    As an approved provider for a number of professional organizations, CASAT offers individuals working in the behavioral health field a variety of online and in-person training opportunities that promote skill development and help them maintain their license/certification. Read More
  • Academics

    CASAT offers academic opportunities at the both the undergraduate-level (Minor in Addiction Treatment Services; Certificate in Addiction Treatment Services; and Certificate for Peer Support Specialist in Behavioral Health) and graduate-level (Advanced Certificate in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services; and Master’s Degree Specialization in Addiction Treatment Services). Read More
  • Logistics

    Since 2004, CASAT’s event planning staff has managed and coordinated numerous state, national, and international events and conferences. CASAT specializes in strategic conference management - increasing sales, improving branding and marketing efforts, negotiating better contracts and achieving beyond event goals. CASAT also offers an in-house, customizable registration system, in-house graphic staff and a certified event manager to improve your Return on Investment (ROI). Read More
  • Design & Development

    The media specialists at CASAT understand the importance of creating a consistent brand image and leverage their creative abilities to develop successful media campaigns across a variety of platforms. Having this in-house capability allows CASAT to efficiently and professionally offer everything from videography to website development services. Read More
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  • Universities across the country have discovered the value of collegiate recovery communities. CASAT is building on this national trend through Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Community (NRAP). Established through funding from the Stacie Mathewson Foundation, NRAP provides an environment of nurturing support and peer connections for students recovering from substance and behavioral addictions, as well as those choosing a substance-free lifestyle.
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  • CASAT Executive Director, Nancy Roget, was named by Nevada Business Magazine and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as the 2014 Northern Nevada Community Healthcare Hero because of her dedication to helping those struggling with substance use disorders. Her ability to be a an innovative leader, grant writer, curriculum developer, educator, and counselor makes Nancy an invaluable part of UNR and the Reno community.
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  • CASAT training provides online and in person training opportunities for NAADAC approves credits. We are constantly adding new resources to broaden out training offerings. Our training site offers online video trainings so you can keep up your accreditation n the comfort of your own home or office as well as in-Person training for networking and learning with your peers. Please check out the website to see out current trainings.
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  • Technology Assisted Care (TAC) refers to the use of technology devices to deliver some aspects of psychotherapy or behavioral treatment directly to patients via interaction with a web-based program. TACs as used on this site may involve the use of computers, tablets, or mobile phones, and may involve web-based support groups, virtual reality sites, interactive voice response, and even video games. All the interventions described on this site are computer-based interventions.
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Current Grants & Contracts

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