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Medication-Assisted Treatment and Other Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder: Evidence, Guidelines, Policies, and Service Delivery Models – Rapid Review

Source: Center for Evidence-based Pollicy

This 2019 systematic review assesses the evidence for the effectiveness of behavioral health interventions as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) regimen for opioid use disorder (OUD). The report also evaluates clinical practice guideline recommendations for behavioral health treatments as a part of MAT and describes 3 service delivery models that implement low-threshold MAT programs in Missouri, Virginia and in the Veterans Health Administration.

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 2018 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidance for collecting data to evaluate Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs for intervening in mental health and substance use disorder crises. One of the core elements of the CIT model is to use evaluation and research to sustain CIT programs. This guidance is specifically to assist CIT programs in developing their data collection and evaluation plans.

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Crisis Intervention Team Core Elements

Source: CIT International

An overview of the core elements of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model, a collaboration of law enforcement, mental health care providers, and mental health care advocates that works to improve crisis intervention services during mental health crises. Originated in Memphis, Tennessee, this document defines and describes the core elements of the CIT model which has been adopted in communities across the country and internationally.

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises

Source: Usher, L. et. al., Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs are collaborations between law enforcement, mental health professionals, and mental health advocates that work to improve community responses to mental health crises. This implementation guide from CIT International outlines the steps community leaders can take to design, implement and sustain CIT programs in their communities.

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Model Deflection to Treatment Act

Source: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, Police Treatment And Community Collaborative, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities

This model legislation is designed to help state legislatures create programs in their states that allow law enforcement officers to divert some individuals with substance use disorders or mental health conditions away from arrest and prosecution to treatment and other supportive services.

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Principles to Guide Behavioral Health Practice in Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Source: The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) works to help law enforcement, treatment providers and their community partners develop alternative pathways to arrest and prosecution for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health conditions. This document defines the guiding principles for their work and briefly review the 5 pathways PTACC has designed for pre-arrest diversion programs.

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Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

Source: Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

Website for the Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC), an alliance of individuals working in law enforcement, behavioral health, community, advocacy, research and public policy whose mission is to enhance pre-arrest diversion pathways to treatment and social services.

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Tools for Treatment: Family-Centered Behavioral Health Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Source: Mid America Addiction Technology Transfer Center

This website provides training curricula, treatment provider guidelines and resources for providers and payers offering family-centered behavioral health support for pregnant and postpartum women. The website include a resource library with more than 300 documents, a section for highlighting innovative programs, and information about

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Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

This 2016 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine describes the history of stigma around mental health and substance use disorders, explains how stigma hinders the ability to treat these conditions, and provides recommendations for government strategies to reduce stigma. Other chapters describes

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Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center. This website allows users to search for evidence-based resources by topic area, substance or condition, target audience and resource type. Resources in the collection include

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