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Advisory: The Substance Use Disorder Counseling Competency Framework: An Overview
Published: January 2021This 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.
Advisory: Group Therapy in Substance Use Treatment
Advisory: Prescribing Pharmacotherapies for Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder
Published: January 2021This 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.
Prevention and Treatment of HIV Among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders
The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue (Spanish version) - La crisis de los opioides en la población Hispana/Latina: un asunto urgente
Published: October 2020Issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse & death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; & the importance of community voice.
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 26: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults
Published: September 2020This updated TIP is designed to help providers and others better understand how to identify, manage, and prevent substance misuse in older adults. The TIP describes the unique ways in which the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) manifest in older adults; drug and alcohol use disorder screening tools, assessments, and treatments specifically tailored for older clients' needs; the interaction between SUDs and cognitive impairment; and strategies to help providers improve their older clients' social functioning and overall wellness.
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 39: Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy
Published: September 2020This newly updated Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) helps providers and administrators better understand how to include families in substance use disorder treatment and services. This TIP, first published in 2004, has been revised to reflect new research and developments.