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How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

Source: American Psychiatric Association & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 1-page guide prepares patients for a video telehealth appointment with a behavioral health provider. The guide lists 4 steps to take before the day of the appointment, 2 steps to take on the day of the appointment, and brief guidance on beginning the video session.

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California Bridge Resources

Source: California Bridge

The California Bridge Resources page is a searchable database of California Bridge’s evidence-based materials including clinical guides, protocols, toolkits, sample patient materials, and FAQs. All resources in the California Bridge database have been developed by interdisciplinary teams based on published evidence and expert opinion.

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NIDAMED: Clinical Resources

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDAMED, an imitative of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has a mission of developing science-based resources for clinicians, other health professionals, and those in training to improve screening for and treatment of substance use disorders. The website includes resources in 9 categories:

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Thriving Together

Source: Well Being Trust, Community Initiatives, & ReThink Health

This resource was developed by leaders from over 100 organizations and provides a discussion and list of actions that communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and funders can take to achieve the expectation of: all people and places thriving – no exceptions.

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Pain in the Nation

Source: Trust for America's Health & Well Being Trust

This issue brief discusses the current public health crises of drug overdoses, alcohol use, and suicides in the U.S.

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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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Summaries of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Research

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This webpage from the Recovery Research Institute provides summaries of proprietary peer-reviewed research studies on issues related to addiction treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.

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A State Policy Option to Expanding Methadone: Utilize Federally Qualified Health Centers

Source: Recovery Research Institute

In 2019, the state of Ohio passed legislation that allowed for alternative treatment settings for methadone delivery, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), prisons, jails and county health departments. The Recovery Research Institute prepared this plain language summary of a peer-reviewed study that looked at the effect implementation of the Ohio policy would have on expanding access to treatment.

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