Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers

Policy Evaluation: Substance Use Disorders

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This 2019 review from Oregon’s Drug Use Research & Management Program examined whether removing Medicaid prior authorization requirements for medication assisted treatment for individuals with opioid use

Document
Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers
Patients & Caregivers

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives: Consensus Study Report – Highlights

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

This four page document presents the highlights from the 2019 National Academies report on medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Document

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnant and Parenting Women: Family-Centered Treatment

Since the early 1990s, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has promoted family-centered treatment for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders (SUD), including supporting residential treatment models that prioritize family unity by allowing children to reside with their mothers or fathers while they receive treatment. The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 allows for Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments to be used to support a child residing with a parent in a family-focused residential SUD treatment program. In addition, Section 8081 of the 2018 Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide guidance to states on creating family-focused residential SUD treatment programs that allow children to reside with their parents as they receive treatment. In anticipation of the HHS guidance, we offer these resources for policymakers and community leaders interested in developing family-centered treatment programs in their communities: A 15 minute video that profiles one such residential treatment program, SHIELDS for families, in Southern California A report from a 2007 symposium on family-centered SUD treatment sponsored by SAMHSA A 2004 case study of the…
Continue reading

Featured Collection

Law Enforcement Diversion Programs

This collection provides information about options to create programs that divert individuals with substance use or mental health conditions from the justice system to treatment.

Featured Collection

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC Network) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote the use of innovative best practices in addiction treatment and recovery services. Created in 1993, the ATTC Network operates 10 U.S.-based centers, 2 national focus area centers, and a network coordinating office.

Featured Collection

Rethink Rx Abuse Strategy 5: Enhance Assessment and Referral to Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Part of Arizona’s Rethink Rx Abuse public health information campaign, these materials are intended to help communities improve patient assessment and referral to substance use disorder treatment. Includes information about medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), fact sheets on identifying opioid use disorder (OUD) or people at risk for developing OUD, and a guide to finding behavioral health treatment services.

Featured Collection
Payers & Providers
Patients & Caregivers

Navigating Treatment and Addiction: A Guide for Families

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

This educational resource provides families that are navigating addiction and treatment of substance use disorders with information regarding treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips.

External Website
Payers & Providers
Patients & Caregivers

Connections App

Source: Addiction Policy Forum and CHESS Health

This free smartphone app is designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder.

External Website