Back in the summer of 1992, we published the premier edition of the Addiction Treatment Forum newsletter. With our next edition, Fall 2011, we’re going exclusively electronic—so this, our 70th newsletter, is the last printed version you’ll receive. And it’s one of our best.
We’re excited about going green, going electronic, and keeping pace with the changing times. We’re helping to conserve our natural resources, and taking part in the many technological innovations that speed the flow of information in the addiction treatment field.
Beginning with our Premier Edition, collaboration has been a key commitment to our colleagues and readers. As publishers, we’ve found communication to be a great way to generate innovative ideas and provide meaningful, practical, and effective solutions for the health care problems voiced by our readers and by the addiction-treatment community.
So, to improve our communication channels, we’re converting the AT Forum newsletter and news updates to a blog format. Each article will have a comments section for you to voice your opinions.
We’ll also be posting online surveys displaying real-time results on hot topics.
Keep in Touch
To keep informed whenever the AT Forum website is updated, sign up on our home page (www.ATForum.com) for e-mail notifications. If your organization controls spam mail, check with your IT department to make sure ATForum.com is on the “safe sender” list. It’s also a good idea to sign up for e-notifications using your personal e-mail address.
Your friends, colleagues, and patients will find useful and interesting information at our website and in our AT Forum newsletters. Please do them a favor and help us spread the word so they can sign up for e-mail notifications.
Some of our current readers lack Web access. We encourage clinic management to print and display copies of the newsletter, so staff and patients can continue to read them, as before.
Follow Us on Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feeds
We know you have a favorite source for accessing information, so we offer you the option of tracking new content at our website by following us on Twitter and Facebook, or through our RSS feed.
Have Questions About MAT?
Please send them to us by clicking on our home page button, Ask AT Forum. We won’t be able to respond to all of the questions, but we value your opinions and they will help guide our choice of topics.
For almost two decades, the AT Forum newsletter and ATForum.com website have been funded exclusively by an unrestricted educational grant from Covidien Mallinckrodt. Our sponsor zeroed in on the opportunity to provide evidence-based information on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction to stakeholders, health care professionals, and patients. With ongoing support from Covidien Mallinckrodt, AT Forum will continue to air and respond to your opinions, and to serve as a platform to highlight the accomplishments of patients and health care professionals alike.
Visit ATForum.com Today
You’ll discover a wealth of information at our website—all 70 newsletters, more than 150 months of news notes and updates, and more than 200 resources. You’ll also find frequently asked questions (FAQs), patient education brochures you can download in English and Spanish, links to more than 200 related websites, and lists of key addiction-related events, including webinars, conferences, and meetings.
We so appreciate your continued interest in AT Forum. As always, we greatly value your feedback, so we can keep in touch with you, our readers.
Sue Emerson, Publisher