Published: April 2016
This manual for professional care providers and administrators describes the influence of culture on the delivery of substance use and mental health services. It discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations, and presents the core elements of cultural competence.
Published: December 2015
This manual lists examples of brief intervention and brief treatment for alcohol and drug misuse. It offers criteria for providing brief therapy and longer-term treatment. The manual also provides sample brief-assessment instruments, and lists other professionals who can provide brief interventions.
Published: October 2015
This guide provides strategies for clinicians who provide substance use disorder treatment to people who have experienced child abuse and child neglect. It lists symptoms of child abuse and neglect and presents screening questions, behavioral clues, and the role of child protective services.
This manual gives an overview of trauma and outlines principles of trauma-informed care. It describes the types, characteristics, and common experiences of trauma.
Published: October 2014
This guide provides clinicians with treatment, screening, and intervention tools to address the needs of men in recovery.
Published: July 2014
This guide provides practical information to clinicians and other professional care providers who treat women living with substance use disorders. It addresses risk factors, mental illness and substance use screening, patient assessment, treatment, and relapse.
Published: November 2013
This manual serves as a quick reference guide for clinicians treating chronic pain in adults living with a history of substance use. It covers patient assessment and treatment, and provides an algorithm for managing chronic pain, as well as a summary of non-opioid analgesics.
Published: January 2011
This guide informs clinicians about medications for opioid use disorder treatment, including side effects, drug interactions, and take-home doses. It discusses patient counseling, associated medical issues, hepatitis C evaluation, drug testing, and pregnant women.
Published: June 2010
This manual provides physicians with quick reference information about three FDA-approved medications to help patients achieve abstinence from alcohol: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone (oral and extended-release). It also includes patient management tips.
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