United States

Jean & Charles of NET InstituteIn response to increasing interest by governmental agencies, NTI has become a catalyst for involving recovery support service providers with traditional clinical addiction treatment in Florida and other states. NTI aims to identify and encourage community-based and faith-based organizations/ networks from the grassroots level on up in order to provide critical services throughout the continuum of care in the substance abuse field. Prevention, treatment and recovery support services are all needed.

NTI has had the privilege of serving nationally for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). CSAT is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services agency known as SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Dr. Jean LaCour, NTI’s co-founder, has been on CSAT’s steering committee for its Partners for Recovery initiative helping to differentiate and validate recovery support services from addiction treatment services. She helped to promote the Access to Recovery initiative nationally and in Florida.

NTI also provides representation on the Advisory Boards of the NATTC, National Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Southern Coast ATTC /Addiction Technology Transfer Center. NTI leadership participated in the SCATTC workgroup that led to the creation and publication of Positive Partnerships: A Guide to Facilitating Collaboration Between Faith and Community Based Organizations.