Published: January 2021
This Advisory, based on TIP 49, Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice, focuses on medication and related treatment decisions made after screening and assessment for AUD, and medically supervised withdrawal, if necessary. Alcohol consumption should not stop abruptly in those patients who have consumed alcohol regularly over a prolonged period of time. This Advisory is meant as an overview of AUD medications to facilitate abstinence.
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.
Based on Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 41, Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy, this Advisory provides an overview of goals, processes, group-specific approaches, resources, and common elements that support favorable outcomes in group therapy.
Published: November 2020
This guide reviews interventions for people living with substance use and mental disorders who are at risk for or living with HIV. Selected interventions are in alignment with goals of the federal “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” (EHE) initiative.
Published: October 2019
This updated TIP includes the latest evidence on motivation-enhancing approaches and strategies. It describes how substance use disorder treatment providers can use these approaches and strategies to increase participation and retention in substance use disorder treatment.
Published: June 2019
This fact sheet contains the background and history of SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." national prevention campaign for parents and other caregivers.
This fact sheet relates to the public service announcement from SAMHSA's “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign sharing relevant facts about the campaign's history and focus on alcohol and other drugs, such as marijuana and opioids.
The National report presents indicators as measured through the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. State reports provide a snapshot of substance use and mental health in the United States.
Published: January 2019
This planning guide and resource calendar helps communities plan and implement their National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW’s federal partners. This year’s calendar also features Augmented Reality (AR), so the calendar can come alive for users after they download a free app for their mobile device.
Published: November 2018
This kit discusses the consequences of substance misuse among college students including the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It explores various causational factors such as peer pressure, stress, social norms, and advertising messages.
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