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  • Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5

    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.

    SMA19-Baro-17-US
    6/2019
    Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5
  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Part 1 of 5)

    Part 1 of this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) offers a general introduction to providing medications to address opioid use disorder (OUD). It is for all audiences. Part 1 will help readers understand key facts and issues related to providing Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD. TIP Parts 2 through 5 cover these issues in more detail.

    SMA19-5063PT1
    6/2019
    TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder –  Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (Part 1 of 5)
  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Full Document (Including Executive Summary and Parts 1-5)

    This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.

    SMA19-5063FULLDOC
    6/2019
    TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Full Document (Including Executive Summary and Parts 1-5)
  • Older Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness: The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce

    This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI.

    PEP19-OLDERADULTS-SMI
    5/2019
    Older Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness:  The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce
  • Tips for Teens: Steroids

    This fact sheet for teens provides facts about steroids. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of steroids. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about steroids. Access sources and references cited in this fact sheet.

    PEP19-06
    5/2019
    Tips for Teens: Steroids
  • Tips for Teens: Tobacco

    This fact sheet for teens provides facts about tobacco use. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of tobacco use for youth. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about tobacco use. Access sources and references cited in this fact sheet.

    PEP19-07
    5/2019
    Tips for Teens: Tobacco
  • Tips for Teens: E-Cigarettes

    This fact sheet for teens provides facts about vaping. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of vaping. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about vaping. Access sources and references cited in this fact sheet.

    PEP19-12
    5/2019
    Tips for Teens: E-Cigarettes
  • Tips for Teens: Marijuana

    This fact sheet for teens provides facts about marijuana. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of marijuana. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about marijuana. Access sources and references cited in this fact sheet.

    PEP19-05
    5/2019
    Tips for Teens: Marijuana
  • Tips for Teens: Opioids

    This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of opioid use. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about opioids. Access sources cited in this fact sheet

    PEP19-08
    5/2019
    Tips for Teens: Opioids
  • Guidance on Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics: Older Adults and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Community Settings

    This Guidance reviews non-pharmacologic behavioral approaches and strategies to avoid and reduce prescribing of antipsychotics whenever possible for older adults with dementia and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    PEP19-INAPPUSE-BR
    4/2019
    Guidance on Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics: Older Adults and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Community Settings
  • Medications to Treat Opioid Use During Pregnancy – An info sheet for providers

    This information sheet, for practitioners, explains the importance of concurrent treatment of OUD with prenatal/postpartum care and the importance of providing the materials to clients. 

    SMA19-5094-IS
    4/2019
    Medications to Treat Opioid Use During Pregnancy – An info sheet for providers
  • Are You Taking Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder and Are Pregnant or Thinking about Having a Baby?

    This poster is for clients and their family members in OUD treatment who are pregnant or who are currently not pregnant but of childbearing age. 

    SMA19-5094-PO
    4/2019
    Are You Taking Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder and Are Pregnant or Thinking about Having a Baby?
  • Pregnancy Planning for Women Treated for Opioid Use Disorder

    This fact sheet is for women who are pregnant or of childbearing age with an opioid use disorder

    SMA19-5094-FS
    4/2019
    Pregnancy Planning for Women Treated for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents

    This Guidance document gives a “bird’s eye view” of strategies to support best practice prescribing of antipsychotics for youth and summarizes the available evidence and principles to support these strategies. 

    PEP19-ANTIPSYCHOTIC-BP
    3/2019
    Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States

    This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief, states are provided an overview of the issue, the challenges to incorporating MAT, key considerations for establishing MAT in CJ settings, and existing standards/guidelines.

    PEP19-MATBRIEFCJS
    3/2019
    Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States
  • Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide

    This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system. 

    SMA19-5097
    3/2019
    Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide
  • TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

    TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. The TIP also helps administrators, program managers, and clinical supervisors foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures.

     

    SMA18-5070
    2/2019
    TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Behavioral Health Spending & Use Accounts, 2006-2015

    This report provides updated estimates of mental health and substance use disorder spending by payment source and provider, setting, payer and specialty type. The report highlights spending on behavioral health by private insurers, Medicaid and Medicare as well as other payers.

    SMA19-5095
    2/2019
    Behavioral Health Spending & Use Accounts, 2006-2015
  • TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives – Executive Summary

    This Executive Summary of TIP 61 presents a high-level overview of approaches and best practices in providing effective, culturally sensitive behavioral health services to American Indian and Alaska Native clients.

     

    SMA18-5070EXSUMM
    2/2019
    TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives – Executive Summary
  • TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives - Literature Review

    This literature review for TIP 61 provides a review of the literature, links to selected abstracts as well as annotated bibliographic entries for resources that had no abstracts available, and a general bibliography.

     

    SMA18-5070LITREV
    2/2019
    TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives - Literature Review
  • 2019 National Prevention Week Planning Guide and Resource Calendar

    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. 

    SMA19-5096
    1/2019
    2019 National Prevention Week Planning Guide and Resource Calendar
  • Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit

    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.

    SMA19-5052
    11/2018
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  • Medicaid Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and of Medication for the Reversal of Opioid Overdose

    The report discusses Medicaid coverage of FDA-approved medications for treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders, limitations on coverage (such as prior authorization requirements), background on federal laws and policies and innovative practices and policies at the state level.

    SMA18-5093
    11/2018
    Medicaid Coverage of MAT for Opioid Use Disorder & Alcohol
  • Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers (SPANISH)

    Este kit de herramientas ayuda a los centros para personas mayores a integrar la prevención del suicidio en actividades que apoyan el bienestar. Describe actividades que aumentan los factores de protección y explica cómo reconocer las señales de alerta del suicidio.

    SMA15-4416SPANISH
    10/2018
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  • College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives-Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

    This video shows the actions taken by Frostburg State University to reduce campus underage and harmful drinking.

    PEP18-FROSTBURG
    10/2018
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  • Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

    This guide and video gives parents information they can discuss with their college-bound young adults about the consequences of underage drinking.

    SMA18-4897
    9/2018
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  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:

    This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises (SMA09-4427).

    SMA18-5065
    9/2018
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  • Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings

    This quick guide contains an overview of the challenges associated with tobacco cessation and the benefits of being tobacco-free for individuals as well as those of a smoke-free workplace. It also includes tips that substance use disorder treatment settings can use to implement their own tobacco cessation programs.

    SMA18-5069QG
    8/2018
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  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

    This fact sheet (2 of 4) addresses how treatment of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) can help women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource describes managing OUD with a treatment plan that includes medicines and counseling.

    SMA18-5071FS2
    8/2018
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  • Quitting Tobacco

    This pamphlet offers reasons to combine tobacco cessation and substance use disorder treatment, including client testimonials and resources for implementing a tobacco cessation program. It also explains the benefits of offering tobacco cessation programs in substance use disorder treatment settings.

    SMA18-5069QT
    8/2018
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  • Treating Babies Who Were Exposed to Opioids Before Birth

    This fact sheet (3 of 4) talks about what pregnant women with opioid use disorder should know about and expect after the birth of their baby. This resource includes information about neonatal abstinence syndrome, baby’s needs after birth, and do’s and don’ts for understanding and responding to baby’s needs.

    SMA18-5071FS3
    8/2018
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  • You Can Quit Tobacco

    This pamphlet addresses the health benefits that can come with quitting smoking while recovering from substance use disorder.

    SMA18-5069YCQ
    8/2018
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  • Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

    This fact sheet (4 of 4) addresses the care of women with opioid use disorder (OUD) and care of their babies after pregnancy. This resource includes information on managing OUD, caring for baby, and do’s and don’ts for creating a healthy environment at home.

    SMA18-5071FS4
    8/2018
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  • Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets

    This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge.

    SMA18-5071
    8/2018
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  • Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

    This fact sheet (1 of 4) gives pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) helpful steps to ensure they have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This resource includes things to know about OUD and pregnancy, and do's and don'ts to keep mother and baby healthy during pregnancy.

    SMA18-5071FS1
    8/2018
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  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Spanish)

    Equipa a los proveedores de atención médica, las comunidades y los gobiernos locales con materiales para desarrollar prácticas y políticas para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis y las muertes relacionadas con los opioides. Aborda diferentes asuntos de interés para los proveedores de atención médica, personal de primeros auxilios, los proveedores de tratamientos y los que están recuperándose de sobredosis de opioides. Actualizada en el 2018.

    SMA18-4742SPANISH
    6/2018
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  • Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (Spanish Version)

    Esta hoja informativa se puede usar como una guía para las personas que buscan tratamiento de salud mental. Ofrece tres pasos necesarios para llevar a cabo antes de utilizar un centro de tratamiento, así como las cinco señales de un centro de tratamiento de calidad, que incluye revisar la acreditación, la medicación, las prácticas basadas en la evidencia, el papel de las familias y las redes de apoyo.

    PEP18-TREATMENT-LOCS
    6/2018
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  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)

    Provee una guía de recursos y sugerencias para los miembros de la familia que ayudan a una persona que ha tenido un intento de suicidio. Incluye información para dar al hospital, precauciones para tomar en la casa y preguntas sobre el seguimiento con un plan del tratamiento.

    SMA18-4358SPAN
    6/2018
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  • Grant Award Recipient Handbook 2017-2018

    This handbook outlines key roles and responsibilities and explains procedures for post-award activities, changes, and the continuation application processes. It also includes helpful reference materials such as an acronym chart, a glossary, and helpful Web links.

    DFC2018
    6/2018
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  • A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

    This brochure offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.

    SMA18-4359
    6/2018
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  • A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)

    Provee una guía de recursos y estrategias para que se recupere de un intento de suicidio y pueda evitar futuros intentos. Incluye sugerencias sobre las citas de seguimiento con los profesionales de salud, las instrucciones del hospital que usted debe seguir, consejos sobre quienes pueden ser sus aliados en su recuperacion como evitar los pensamientos suicidios.

    SMA18-4365SPAN
    6/2018
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  • A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department

    This brochure helps people recovering from a suicide attempt. It discusses how to find healing, hope, and help after emergency room treatment, including how to cope with future thoughts of suicide. The brochure also offers ways to connect with other suicide attempt survivors and lists free apps and other resources to help you move forward.

    SMA18-4355ENG
    6/2018
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  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

    This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

    SMA18-4742
    6/2018
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  • A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department

    This brochure was developed by and for family members whose loved one attempted suicide. It provides information about what to expect in the emergency room, and how to take care of yourself and your family member following the attempt. It also offers resources to help you move forward.

    SMA18-4357ENG
    6/2018
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  • The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

    This 2016 report provides an overview of data from the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances program. It presents findings that indicate that systems of care provide services and promote positive outcomes for underserved children and youth within the mental health system.

    PEP18-CMHI2016
    4/2018
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  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Cocaine

    This brochure for teens provides facts about cocaine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of cocaine use. The brochure helps to dispel common myths about cocaine. Access sources cited in this factsheet.

    PEP18-01
    4/2018
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  • Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

    This fact sheet is a prevention resource written specifically for preteens and teens. It compares the myths with the facts about how common alcohol use is among youth. This fact sheet can also help you start a conversation about underage drinking and alcohol misuse.

    SMA18-4299
    4/2018
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  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Heroin

    This factsheet for teens provides facts about heroin. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of heroin use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about heroin. Access sources cited in this factsheet

    PEP18-02
    4/2018
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  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Methamphetamine

    This factsheet for teens provides facts about methamphetamine. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of methamphetamine use. The factsheet helps to dispel common myths about methamphetamine. Access sources cited in this factsheet.

    PEP18-03
    4/2018
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  • Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

    This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks.

    PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC
    4/2018
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