Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute


Bryan Hartzler, PhD

Bryan Hartzler, PhD
Director, CAAHS

Mitch Doig, CADC II
Associate Director, CAAHS

Along a science-to-services continuum informed by more than three decades of experience, Dr. Hartzler and Mr. Doig lead a team of ten UW-based staff and a national rubric of contractors with diverse subject matter expertise within areas of SUD prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery.  This collection of personnel is well-positioned to offer organizational consultation, training and technical assistance, and health product design to advance community-based dissemination and implementation of useful health services by those serving people with substance use disorders. Targeted to health organizations that offer care across the lifespan and inclusive of their executive, supervisory, and direct-care personnel, CAAHS efforts to date have focused on: 

Contingency Management; Culturally-Responsive Clinical Supervision; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Effective Clinical Supervision Practices; Harm Reduction Principles and Practices; Integration of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Leadership Enhancement of Employee Wellness; Mental Health First Aid; Motivational Interviewing; Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care; Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment; Stigma Reduction; SUD/MH Service Integration; Telehealth Service Provision; Trauma-Informed Care; Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model; SUD/Family Services Integration; and Workforce Recruitment and Retention.  


“People cannot benefit from innovations they do not experience.” Dean Fixsen

Our Formula for Success

In its work, CAAHS broadly adheres to a formula for success inspired by Fixsen and Blase (2012).  We promote useful treatment and recovery practices, accelerate adoption and implementation of those practices via helpful implementation support strategies, help community partners to fully recognize and cull a supportive organizational context where those practices may be sustainably placed, and encourage those partners to continually monitor outcomes their clients experience.

Graphic inspired by Fixsen and Blase, National Implementation Research Network, ©2012.