Download only This document gives primary care clinicians specific guidance on identifying indications of substance abuse, how to broach the subject with a patient, and what screening and assessment instruments to use. It explains how to perform an office-based brief intervention in which patient and clinician set mutually agreed-upon goals and "contract" to stop or cut back the alcohol or other drug use. Publication ID SMA08-4075 Publication Date January 2008 Format Guidelines or Manual More like this TIP Series - Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPS) Download TIP 24 PDF 692.58 KB Find Related Information Audience Prevention Professionals Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group Series TIP Series - Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPS) You May Also Be Interested In A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians This manual guides clinicians through stages of primary care for alcohol and substance misuse in adult patients. It discusses warning signs of misuse, screening and follow-up, brief intervention, assessment, treatment models, and legal issues. It includes four screening tools. TIP 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services This manual helps behavioral health professionals understand the impact of trauma on those who experience it. The manual discusses patient assessment and treatment planning strategies. These strategies support recovery and the development of a trauma-informed care workforce. TAP 32: Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care This manual offers guidance to clinicians on implementing drug testing in their practice. It presents the mechanics of testing and outlines steps for preparing staff. Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services: Quick Guide for Clinicians Based on TIP 57 This guide has information for providers and administrators on caring for people who have experienced trauma or are at risk of developing traumatic stress reactions. It also addresses prevention, intervention, and treatment issues and strategies. Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health 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. TIP 60: Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services This manual assists clinicians with implementing technology-assisted care. It highlights the importance of using technology-based assessments and interventions in behavioral health treatment services. The manual also discusses how technology reduces barriers to accessing care.