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Advisory: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Use Treatment
Advisory: Integrating Vocational Services into Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Published: January 2021This 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.
Advisory: The Importance of Family Therapy in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Published: January 2021This Advisory is based on TIP 39, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy. It surveys basic factors for programs and providers to consider when implementing family-related therapy approaches, goals and processes for conducting effective family counseling, and resources for further learning about family therapy techniques and models.
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.
Improving Cultural Competence
Advisory: Sublingual and Transmucosal Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder: Review and Update
Brief Interventions and Therapies for Substance Abuse
Published: December 2015This 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.