The Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently posted a new guide regarding health policy for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Published in November, Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse is meant to “serve as a compendium of key policies for the prevention of alcohol misuse that have been identified as evidence-based by robust scientific literature”. Also see the Guide Overview of this publication for a summary.
In addition, as part of its 50th Anniversary, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) produced NIAAA 50th Anniversary Festschrift topic series new topic in the series, Looking Back, Looking Forward: Current Medications and Innovative Potential Medications to Treat AUD was published to Volume 42 of the Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ARCR) scientific journal in October. “This article describes the characteristics, benefits, and risks of the FDA-approved medications for AUD; evaluates the benefits and risks of novel drugs repurposed for the treatment of AUD; and appraises novel drug targets that are in the pipeline”.
For more publications and resources on AUD and other forms of substance use disorder (SUD), please see the AHRQ Academy Literature CollectionUnhealthy Alcohol Tools and Resources MAT for OUD Tools and Resources.
 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP22-06-01-006. Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2022. Accessed December 12, 2022.