University of Nevada, Reno

SAMHSA’s CAPT West Resource Team

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance (T/TA) system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce.

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FASD Mountain Plains PIC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded funding to the University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) for their Mountain Plains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Practice and Implementation Center (Mountain Plains PIC). The Mountain Plains PIC will be working collaboratively with national medical societies, professional organizations, and other university-based PICs to develop, deliver, disseminate, and evaluate FASD training programs for Medical Assistants. The goal of the program activities is to enhance awareness and change practice behaviors of Medical Assistants with regards to the prevention, identification, intervention, and treatment of the FASDs. In addition, the Mountain Plains PIC will focus on preparing Medical Assistants to provide alcohol screening and brief interventions to patients to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies and to intervene with patients who engage in risky or hazardous alcohol use.

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Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Program (NRAP)

NRAP is a Collegiate Recovery Program first created with start up funds from the generous contributions of the Staci Mathewson Foundation on the University of Nevada’s Reno campus in Fall of 2011. Since its beginning, NRAP has grown from a few students meeting up to run impromptu 12 step meetings on the lawn of the university to a program with 3 locations (UNR, TMCC and UNLV) and now possesses a large student base.

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The Nevada Prevention Resource Center (NPRC) is the State Center for the Nevada RADAR (Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource) Network.  The NPRC is dedicated to providing current information on substance abuse prevention, treatment, and research, as well as materials in related fields such as mental health. Nevada Prevention Resource Center consists of a clearinghouse of free print and electronic materials available in bulk, as well as a library collection which circulates videos, books, kits, and more.  Both services are available to all Nevada residents and organizations at no cost.  Feel free to look around and contact us with any questions. Visit our Website