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Published: September 2020
This 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.
Published: April 2016
A component of SAMHSA's wellness initiative, this handbook defines wellness and presents the eight dimensions of wellness: social, environmental, physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, and financial. It also offers tips for improving oneself in each dimension.
You Can Manage Your Chronic Pain To Live a Good Life: A Guide for People in Recovery from Mental Illness or Addiction
Published: June 2014
This brochure provides people living with chronic pain and mental illness, substance use disorders, or both with strategies for working with their treatment and service providers to decrease pain without negatively impacting recovery. It explores counseling, exercise, and alternative therapy, and medications.
Published: September 2011
This brochure describes doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships are available to people with ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to support and improve services for people living with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both who are from underserved minority populations.