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Recommended Evidence Based Practices (EBP)

   
Recommended Evidence-Based Practices for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders. EBPs integrate clinical expertise; expert opinion; external scientific evidence; and client, family members, and caregiver perspectives so that providers can offer high-quality services that reflect the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals served. For more information visit the following EBP web-links.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health care services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions. For more information on clinical practice click here: http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice

SAMSHA’s concept of a trauma-informed approach “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed: 1) Realizes widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; 2) Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; 3) Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and 4) Seek to actively resist re-traumatization. For more resources follow this link: https://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/trauma-interventions/

National Registry of Evidence-based Program and Practices (NREPP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides resources through the National Registry of Evidence-based Program and Practices (NREPP) website. EBPs integrate clinical expertise; expert opinion; external scientific evidence; and client, family members, and caregiver perspectives so that providers can offer high-quality services that reflect the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals served. For more information, click here: https://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp

The American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM’s)
Provides separate placement criteria for adolescents and adults to create comprehensive and individualized treatment plans. ASAM’s criteria uses six dimensions to create a holistic, biopsychosocial assessment of an individual to be used for service planning and treatment across all services and levels of care. Sign-up and receive useful new stories and briefings of top stories for addiction medicine http://email.asam.org/h/t/6345C0646ECC18F6 Or just visit the ASAM Home page http://www.asam.org/