Published: January 2021
This Advisory, based on TIP 38, Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services, presents strategies and resources for SUD treatment counselors and clinic directors to improve outcomes for clients in recovery by helping them find and keep employment and deal with workplace stresses. This Advisory is directed to programs serving clients who are unemployed, underemployed, or struggling in workplace settings.
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.
Published: September 2019
This Advisory highlights how mental and substance use disorder treatment programs can better serve people with physical and cognitive disabilities and substance use disorders (SUDs) and/or serious mental illness (SMI).
Published: November 2016
This advisory discusses the interaction between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder. It provides clinicians with an overview of screening and evidence-based treatments for OCD.
This advisory gives an introduction to bipolar disorder and co-occurring substance use disorder. It discusses types of bipolar disorders along with the challenges in screening and treatments.
Published: November 2015
This advisory defines attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, and explains interactions with substance use disorders.
Published: September 2015
This advisory provides information about screening for Hepatitis C. It defines Hepatitis C and discusses its prevalence and transmission. The advisory also describes methods for treatment, testing, and counseling.
Published: February 2012
This advisory gives an overview of extended-release injectable naltrexone for people with opioid dependence. It discusses how it differs from other medication-assisted treatments, safety concerns, and patients most likely to benefit.
Published: April 2011
This resource provides substance use treatment program administrators with information to implement tobacco-free policies and practices in treatment settings. It discusses challenges and strategies for developing clinical guidelines for treating tobacco dependence.
This advisory offers addiction counselors an introduction to tobacco use cessation during substance use treatment. It discusses screening and effective treatment approaches to quitting, and practical and supportive counseling.
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