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…
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Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Addiction researchers and treatment providers have increasingly advocated moving away from an acute-care model of treatment to embracing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) which emphasize person-centered and self-directed pathways to recovery with an emphasis on building on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities.

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Summaries of Research on Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Everyday, researchers publish the results of their important work surrounding many of the issues around addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. Unfortunately, much of this research is published in proprietary journals that may be difficult for students, policymakers, patients and caregivers to access. The Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly reviews this literature and publishes easy-to-read summaries of key research. This featured collection provides a link to the Recovery Research Institute’s webpage that hosts these summaries as well as links to several studies that may be of particular interest to CLOUD visitors.

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Reunifying Families with Substance Use Disorder

Source: National CASA/GAL Association

This 8 page overview details strategies promoting the reunification of families when a parent has a substance use disorder. This report explains why prioritizing family unification is important and lists 10 action steps government agencies and community organizations can take to support strong, healthy families.

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The Strong African American Families Program Improves Lives of Rural African American Youth

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

This 6 minute video explains the National Institute of Health’s Strong African American Families Program (SAAF). SAAF was developed by Dr. Gene Brody and his team at the University of Georgia, is a prevention program targeted at 10- to 14-year-old rural African American youths and their families.

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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.

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Treatment Improvement Protocol 63: For Healthcare and Addiction Professionals, Policymakers, Patients, and Families

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s 2018 Treatment Improvement Protocol is a comprehensive discussion of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. This 322 page report includes sections targeted to healthcare providers and addiction treatment professionals, policy makers, and patients and their families.

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Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START): Implementation Manual

Source: Kentucky Department for Community Based Services and Children and Family Futures

This program manual explains the basic tenets and essential elements of the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) model for working with families affected by substance use disorder and child welfare involvement.

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