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. Continue reading
This free smartphone app is designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Continue reading
This video gives a thorough introduction to the Connections App, a free smartphone app designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Continue reading
The State Policy Center for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Access website, created by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), collects work NASHP has done to help states create “no-wrong-door” approaches to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment including tools and resources for policymaker use. Continue reading
This case study looks at an innovative strategy to provide community based substance use disorder services for individuals dually insured by Medicare and Medicaid in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Continue reading
The 2020 update of clinical practice guidelines for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) from the American Society of Addiction Medicine is intended for clinicians who assess patients for OUD and prescribe medications, other health care providers, medical educators, and clinical care managers. Continue reading
This executive summary of the ASAM 2020 update of clinical practice guidelines for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) is intended for clinicians who assess patients for OUD and prescribe medications, other health care providers, medical educators, and clinical care managers. Continue reading
This document serves as a guide for providing addiction treatment services for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
This 10-page document is a guide for operations of treatment courts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource provides guidance for treatment court staff on the following topics: Continue reading
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 Families in Transitions program created through a SAMHSA pregnant and parenting women (PPW) grant
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