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Published: January 2021
This Advisory is based on Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21, Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice. It discusses the development of the counseling competencies and the validated research on which they are based, provides a simplified overview of their structure and the elements of a typical competency, and outlines how these competencies are changing the field of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment nationwide. The Advisory also addresses the critical role of cultural competency.
The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, Evaluation Findings
Published: November 2013
This report presents program evaluation findings of a federally funded initiative that supports systems of care for community-based mental health services for children, youth, and their families. It includes data from fiscal year 2011 data that track service characteristics, use, and outcomes.
Published: February 2011
This advisory offers guidance on treating people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a frequent condition co-occuring with substance use disorders. It gives an overview of TBI, discusses links between TBI and substance use disorders, and includes tips to use for clients with TBI.