The Change Book

A Blueprint for Technology Transfer

by ATTC Network



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/06/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781452027364

About the Book

Since it was first published in 2000, The Change Book has proven to be a landmark document for the addictions treatment and recovery services field.  It is the first publication of its kind to outline the multidimensional aspects of instituting change specifically for addiction-related agencies. 

Within The Change Book are practical steps towards bringing about and maintaining change. However, change is not easy.  Effective technology transfer efforts involve change at a variety of levels within the overall system.  The Change Book offers a comprehensive blueprint for change, which will help direct each aspect of the design, development, implementation, evaluation and revision of a technology transfer plan.   Factors influencing the success of a technology transfer initiative, effective change strategies, and Principles for successful adoption to occur are addressed.

Today The Change Book is effectively guiding professionals across the country to create sustained change.  Its design helps frontline treatment practitioners to implement new treatment modalities within their agencies, as well as government officials in state departments work toward system-wide changes.  Although targeted for the addictions treatment and recovery services field, The Change Book has been successful in guiding change within other industries and fields of study.

Demand for this publication continues to outnumber supply, as requests for The Change Book are made daily.  For this reason, the Addiction Tecnology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network ( will now offer the second edition of The Change Book through an innovative distribution method made in partnership with AuthorHouse®.  The Change Book is now readily available through AuthorHouse®, as well as a broad array of online venues.

About the Author

As a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for addictions treatment and recovery services professionals, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network ( serves to:

     Raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices,

     Build skills to prepare the workforce in delivering state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and

     Change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving outcomes.

Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the ATTC Network is a national leader in preparing the addictions workforce to deliver effective and culturally sensitive services which lead to long-term recovery.  The Network is comprised of 14 Regional Centers and a National Office serving the U.S. states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Pacific Islands of Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Marshal Islands, Micronesia, and Mariana Islands.

The first edition of The Change Book was the product of a group of professionals representing the ATTC National Office and ATTC Practice Committee, one of seven national committees serving the ATTC Network.  The Practice Committee was comprised of individuals from several Regional Centers, the National Office, and selected experts from multiple health and behavioral science disciplines and practice settings. 

To enhance the second edition, members of the ATTC Service Improvement Committee collected resources and tools, as well as reviewed content.  The National Office staff and associates oversaw the development, organization and design of the new edition to create a user-friendly, cohesive publication benefiting readers.

Special recognition goes to Steve Gallon, PhD, Practice Committee Chair and Northwest Frontier ATTC Regional Center Director for his vision and leadership.  He skillfully set the stage for a dynamic, inclusive process resulting in an ATTC Technology Transfer Symposium, which consequently served as the foundation for The Change Book.