About LAATTC

The Louisiana Addiction Technology Transfer Center (LAATTC) is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource that draws upon the knowledge, experience, and latest work of recognized experts in the field of addictions. Launched in 1993 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), under the guiding entity, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the network today is comprised of 14 independent regional centers and a National ATTC Office. The LAATTC works in conjunction with the Addiction Research Institute.

Although the size and areas of emphasis of the individual centers may vary, each is charged as is the network collectively with three key objectives:

  • to increase the knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners from multiple disciplines by facilitating access to state-of-the-art research and education;
  • to heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of all professionals who have the opportunity to intervene in the lives of people with substance use disorders;
  • to foster regional and national alliances among practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders, and consumers to support and implement best treatment practices
Our Purpose
  • Cultivating Systems Change
  • Advancing Addiction Education
  • Addressing Workforce Development
  • Communicating Recommended Approaches
  • Fostering Culturally Competent Practice
  • Harnessing Technologies
  • Evaluating the Impact