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Diversion/Overdose/Mortality

SAMHSA: Preventing Opioid Overdose and Accidental Death

SAMHSA News article Winter 2014.

http://www.samhsa.gov/samhsaNewsLetter/Volume_22_Number_1/preventing-opioid-overdose-death.aspx#.UxeiIJtALzY

 

SAMHSA Dear Colleague Letter on Suspension of Methadone Mortaility Reporting for OTPs

April 2012.

PDF available here for download <click here... > (1pp)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Policy Impact - Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

November 2011.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (459 KB,12pp)

 

SAMHSA Dear Colleague Letter on State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

September 27, 2011.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (1.04MB,12pp)

 

GAO Report - Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths

From U.S. Government Accountability Office

Released March 2009

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (1.73 MB, 55pp)

 

Methadone Diversion, Abuse, and Misuse: Deaths Increasing at Alarming Rate
From U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center

Released November 2007.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (20 pp)

 

Methadone Mortality - A Reassessment July 2007
From CSAT/DPT. Released July 2007.

PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (426 KB, 48 pp)

 

Methadone-Associated Mortality: Report of a National Assessment
From CSAT/DPT. Released February 2004.
PDF PDF file available here for download <click here…> (428KB, 60 pp)

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TIPS/Quick Guides/KAP Keys/TAPS

CSAT TIP Series

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series are best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT's Division of Services Improvement draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIP Series. This link provides a list of all available TIPS broken down into the following categories: Assessment and Screening, Children and Family, Co-Occurring Disorders and Cognitive Disabilites, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Disaster Readiness and Response, HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases, Homelessness, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Older Adults, Program Development and Specific Treatment Approaches.
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A complete listing of TIPS is available online <click here... >

 

CSAT TIP 56 Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

Released May 2013.
PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (2.37MB, 247pp)

 

Based on Tip 54 Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders KAP KEYS for Clinicians

Released November 2013.

PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (241KB, 14pp)

 

Based on TIP 54 Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders - A Quick Guide for Clinicians and Administrators

November 2013.

PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (623KB, 48pp)

 

CSAT TIP 54 Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders
Released January 2012.
PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (1.05MB, 129pp)

 

Based on TIP 53 Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders – A Quick Guide for Clinicians and Administrators

Released November 2013.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (601KB, 46pp)

 

CSAT TIP 53 Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
Released December 2011.
PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (904KB, 146pp)

 

Quick Guide for Administrators, Based on TIP 52 Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Counselor

Released October 2013.

PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (318KB, 34pp)

 

CSAT TIP 47 Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Released 2006.
PDF PDF available for download <click here…> (853KB, 249pp)

 

CSAT TIP 43 (MAT-TIP) Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
Released November 2005.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.33MB, 356pp)

 

In-service Training Manual Based on TIP 43 (Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs)

Released October 2008.

A new in-service training manual is available for TIP 43 (Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs. The manual provides a detailed in-service training curricula for introducing substance abuse treatment professionals to MAT for opioid addiction in outpatient treatment programs. It also describes opioid use disorders; assessment and treatment planning; pharmacology and dosing, and evidence-based best practice for treatment.

 The training manual which includes 13 modules with PowerPoint slides is available for download at: http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/tip43_curriculum.pdf


Quick Guide for Clinicians – Based on TIP 43 – Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs.
Released May 2007.
This Quick Guide is based on TIP 43 and is designed to meet the needs of the busy clinician for concise, easily accessed how-to information.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (215KB, 44pp)



Knowledge Application Program (KAP) Keys for Clinicians – Based on TIP 43 – Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs.

Released May 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (244KB, 22pp)

 

SAMHSA TAP 21: Addiction Counseling Competencies
Released 2006.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.9 MB, 223pp)

 

SAMHSA TIP 40 Clincial Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorhine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
Printed in 2004.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.1 MB, 198pp)

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Regulations/Reports/Guidelines

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Updated Research Report on Heroin

February 2014.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.61MB, 8pp)

 

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer, United States 2013

December 2013.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (3.4MB, 37pp)

State data is available for download at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Barometer-2013/SMA13-4796

 

Department of Justice 2013 National Drug Threat Assessment
November 2013.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.89MB,28pp)

 

Federal Register Notice TRICARE; Removal of the Prohibition To Use Addictive Drugs in the Maintenance Treatment of Substance Dependence in TRICARE Beneficiaries

October 22, 2013.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (239KB, 4pp)

 

Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

August 2013.

PDFThe PDF document is available for download < click here... > (2.14MB, 197pp)

 

Associations of Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use and Initiation of Heroin Use in the United States

August 2013.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k13/DataReview/DR006/nonmedical-pain-reliever-use-2013.pdf

 

SAMHSA Pharmacologic Guidelines for Treating Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorders

May 2012.

PDFThe PDF document is available for download < click here... > (582KB, 18pp)

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Final Rule on Buprenorphine Disipensing in Opioid Treatment Programs
December 6, 2012.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (255KB, 11pp)

 

2012 National Drug Control Strategy
April 2012.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.3MB, 69pp)

 

NIDA Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations
Updated January 2012.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.42MB, 20pp)

 

GAO Report - Prescription Pain Reliever Abuse: Agencies Have Begun Coordinating Education Effort but Need to Assess Effectiveness

From U.S. Government Accountability Office

December 2011. Released January 23, 2012.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.40MB,73pp)

 

SAMHSA Dear Colleague Letter on State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)

Released September 27, 2011.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (1.04MB,12pp)

 

GAO Report - Medicare Part D: Instances of Questionable Access to Prescription Drugs

From U.S. Government Accountability Office

Released September 2011.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.77MB,32pp)

 

Department of Justice 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment
August 2011.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (8.05MB,72pp)

 

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) 2011 National Drug Control Strategy
July 2011.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (5.81MB, 117pp)

 

Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

Released April 2011.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (306KB, 11pp)

 

SAMHSA Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone Advisory
Spring 2009.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (514KB, 8pp)

 

SAMHSA Guidance Regarding Labeling for Take-home Medication Bottles
May 14, 2008.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (448KB, 3pp)

 

Restatement of SAMHSA Guidance to OTPs on Take-home Doses
January 24, 2008.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (149KB, 3pp)

 

SAMHSA Guidance on the Importance of Determining the Initial Methadone Dose
September 4, 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (115KB, 2pp)

 

CSAT Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs
Revised July 20, 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (739KB, 77pp)

 

2001 Methadone Regulations Final Rule
Federal Register; January 17, 2001 [21 CFR Part 291; 42 CFR Part 8;
Opioid Drugs in the Maintenance and Detoxification Treatment of Opiate
Addiction; Final Rule]
substance abuse PDF available for download <click here…> (529KB, 28pp)

 

CSAT - Executive Summary - Improving Substance Abuse Treatment:
The National Treatment Plan Initiative
. Released November 2000.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (292KB,62pp)

 

1997 NIH Consensus Statement - Effective Medical Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Released November 19, 1997.
substance abusePDF available for download <click here…> (48pp)

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Research and Surveys

NIDA Notes

NIDA Notes keeps you up to date on research advances in the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction and HIV/AIDS.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes

 

What America’s Users Spend on Illegal Drugs: 2000-2010

Office of National Drug Control Policy February 2014.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here...> (2.52MB,  124pp)

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Monitoring the Future Survey, Overview of Findings 2013

Monitoring the Future is a survey that measures drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.

Revised December 2013.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/monitoring-future-survey-overview-findings-2013

 

Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Released September 2013.

http://samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2012SummNatFindDetTables/NationalFindings/NSDUHresults2012.htm

 

SAMHSA 2011 Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Survey

August 2013.

PDFPDF available here for download <click here... > (1.80MB,177pp

 

Trends in the Use of Methadone and Buprenorphine at Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2003 to 2011

Released April 23, 2013.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here...> (669KB, 5pp)



State Estimates on Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers

Released January 8, 2013.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here...> (316KB, 5pp)

 

State Estimates on Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers Detailed Tables and Maps

Released January 8, 2013.

substance abuse http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k11State/NSDUHsae2011/Index.aspx



Admissions Reporting Benzodiazepine and Narcotic Pain Reliever Abuse at Treatment Entry

Released December 13, 2012.

substance abusehttp://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k12/TEDS-064/TEDS-Short-Report-064-Benzodiazepines-2012.htm

 

National Survey of Substance AbuseTreatment Services (N-SSATS): 2011 Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Released November 2012.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.6MB, 228pp)

 

2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): National Findings

Released September 24, 2012.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (3.2MB, 174pp)

 

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 2009  Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Released July 2012.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.68MB, 110pp)

 

Length of Time from First Use to Adult Treatment Admission

Released September 29, 2011.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (699B, 4pp)

 

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): National Findings 2010

Released September 8, 2011.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.56MB, 156pp)

 

The TEDS Report: Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Abuse of Benzodiazepines

Released June 2, 2011.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (385KB, 6pp)

 

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) 1998 - 2008 - National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Released April 2010.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.0MB, 123pp)

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse InfoFacts: Heroin
Updated March 2010.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (299KB, 5pp)

 

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Report: Overview of Opioid Treatment Programs Within the United States

Released January 28, 2010.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (3.2MB, 6pp)

 

National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) Report: Similarities and Differences in Opioid Treatment Programs that Provide Methadone Maintenance or Buprenorphine Maintenance

Released January 28, 2010.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (515KB, 6pp)

 

2008 (N-SSATS) National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Released January 2010.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (10.0MB, 230pp)

 

2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH): National Findings

Released September 10, 2009.

PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.5MB, 306pp)

 

SAMHSA Guidance Regarding Labeling for Take-home Medication Bottles
May 14, 2008.
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (448KB, 3pp)

 

Substance Abuse Workforce Development

SAMHSA - An Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development
Released 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.9 MB, 347pp)


SAMHSA - An Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development - Executive Summary

Released 2007.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (501 KB, 36pp)


SAMHSA - Strengthening the Professional Identity: Challenges of the Addictions Treatment Workforce

Released December 10, 2006.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (453KB, 93pp)

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Co-Occurring Disorders

Psychotherapeutic Medications for Counselors 2008: What Every Counselor Should Know

Midwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
Released April 2008.
substance abusePDF available here for download <click here…> (5648KB, 63pp)

 

Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders
Released April 2006.
This paper provides definitions of terms associated with substance-related disorders, mental disorders, co-occurring disorders, and programs
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (533KB, 12pp)


Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

Released April 2006.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (271KB, 10pp)

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Miscellaneous

SAMHSA Resource Guide

Describes the many resources SAMHSA offers in its efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Describes the agency's call center and help lines; publications and resources; e-mail updates; and quarterly newsletter.

Released February 2012
PDF
PDF available here for download <click here…> (634KB, 6pp)

 

SAMHSA Recovery Month Webcast - Treatment and Recovery in Behavioral Health for Americans With Disabilities

Examines the elements that contribute to long-term recovery and how advances in improved collaborations, service coordination, and recovery management have led to more effective systems of support. Discusses effective models of support and recovery resources.
Released August, 2011.
  
The webcast can be viewed at: http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Resources-Catalog/2011/Webcast/08-Treatment-and-Recovery.aspx

 

SAMHSA Recovery Month Webcast -Recovery Support: Collaboration, Coordination, and Recovery Management

Explores a range of issues associated with treatment and recovery for people with disabilities who experience substance use and mental disorders. Discusses barriers to access, differences in outcomes, and options to ensure patient rights.
Released June, 2011.
  
The webcast can be viewed at: http://media.recoverymonth.gov/ASF1/Web/RecoveryMonth/2011/June/RecoverySupportShow.asx

 

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction 2010 State Profiles

Released June 2011.

PDF  PDF available for download <click here...> (3.45MB, 163pp)         
Ordering information is available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Medication-Assisted-Treatment-for-Opioid-Addiction-2010-State-Profiles/SMA11-464

 

Parity Toolkit for Addiction & Mental Health Consumers, Providers & Advocates

Released September 1010.
The Parity Implementation Coalition, which is made up of Mental Health America and other organizations that worked to win passage of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, has created a toolkit to aid individuals seeking recovery, their families, providers and advocates understand their new rights and benefits under the law. The toolkit is designed to be a resource on how to better communicate with plans, how to prepare and document information should disputes arise with a health plan over coverage or reimbursement, and how to better understand basic appeals rights and procedures.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (386KB, 60pp)

 

Frequently Asked Questions Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Released June 1010.
The purpose of this guide is to give journalists fast and user-friendly access to the latest scientific information on drug abuse and addiction.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (381KB, 17pp)

 

The National Institute on Drug Abue (NIDA) Media Guide

Updated December 2012.
The purpose of this guide is to give journalists fast and user-friendly access to the latest scientific information on drug abuse and addiction.
PDF PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.52MB, 27pp)

 

Medication Assisted Treatment for the 21st Century: Community Education Kit
OTPs can use the material in this kit to broaden their knowledge of methadone and other medication-related options for treating opioid dependence. The kit includes information on communicating effectively with key community stakeholders. Also included are suggestions for developing a coordinated community education effort aimed at reducing the stigma associated with opioid dependence and its service-delivery systems.
substance abuse The kit can be ordered online <click here…>.

 

US statesState Opioid Treatment Authorities (SOTAs)

<click here... to view contact list...>

 

Single State Agency Directory

<click here... to view contact list...>

 

All links accessed March 4, 2014

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