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Peer Integration and the Stages of Change Toolkit

Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

This toolkit contains extensive resources for providers who are interested in implementing peer support services, and for organizations that are in the process of implementing peer support services.

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4 Tips to Successfully Open a Crisis Stabilization Unit

Source: Justice Center at the Council of State Governments

This web page from the Council of State Governments contains suggestions for successfully opening a crisis stabilization unit. The tips include understanding system gaps, harnessing collaboration and leadership buy-in, articulating goals for the center, and considering a phased funding approach.

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Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This reports provides a summary of key findings from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health which measures national indicators of substance use and mental health among noninstitutionalized individuals 12 and older. The national indicators focus on tobacco use, alcohol use, kratom use, illicit drug use, initiation of substance use, perceived risk from substance use, substance use disorders, major depressive episodes, any mental illness, serious mental illness, co-occurring major depressive episode and substance use disorder, and perceived recovery. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Source: American Society of Addiction Medicine

These educational resources offer specific guidance for delivering addiction medicine treatment within the context of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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COVID-Minds Website

Source: COVID-Minds Network

The COVID-Minds website provides updates on the development of COVID-19 studies throughout the world, promotes international collaboration of data analysis to understand the mental health effects of COVID-19 in different cultural contexts, and cultural differences, and disseminates findings from COVID-19-related mental health research.

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Peer Support Toolkit

Source: City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Achara Consulting, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

This interactive toolkit is intended to support organizations that are hiring (or planning to hire) peers into new support roles. The toolkit discusses considerations for preparing the organizational culture for adding peer support services, recruiting and hiring peer staff, creating effective service delivery of peer support services, and supporting, supervising, and retaining peer staff.

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Principles of Harm Reduction

Source: National Harm Reduction Coalition

This educational resource provides a 2-page description of the principles of harm reduction. The handout outlines 8 key ideas that are key to the harm reduction practice, and discusses key concepts in understanding the risk, mindset, and setting that can be considered when understanding what might promote or reduce risk for an individual.

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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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Connections App

Source: Addiction Policy Forum and CHESS Health

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

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