National Addiction Training

The National Addiction Training Programme (NATP) was set up in 2007 to meet the training needs of staff in Drug and Alcohol services. Its aims include to:

  • Provide training based on current evidence-based practice;
  • Prioritise training programmes to meet current and emerging service needs; and
  • Make sure there is enough, appropriate validation for training.
  • Community Reinforcement Approach – Training of Trainers.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Suicide.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Suicide and Self Harm Prevention.
  • Training of Trainers programme in using the SAOR model for Screening and Brief Intervention. 
  • Seeking Safety Therapy Training facilitated by Keltoi.

Workforce Development Statement

We have finalised a Workforce Development Statement that sets out a long-term vision for training in substance misuse. We expect that all training in this field will be in line with National Drug Rehabilitation Framework systems and processes. It will also address the complexity of problem alcohol and other drug use presentations.

We will distribute this statement to those who are committed to invest in training in substance abuse. A business case for this investment was made in July 2015 but was not selected.

Bray Community Addiction Team

We awarded pilot funding to Bray Community Addiction Team (BCAT) to provide research support to develop the Smart Recovery programme in Ireland. 

Other NATP Developments

  • We have appointed a trainer for the Motivational Interviewing Training of Trainers programme.
  • Procurement for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing online resources.