Substance Use Tools & Resources   

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This collection of tools and resources is for providers, staff, and patients who offer or use services to address substance use, and other interested stakeholders. This collection was originally established following an environmental scan on implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural primary care. (See PDFs of Volume 1 [PDF 0.69 MB] and Volume 2 [PDF 1.28 MB] of that scan). Items have been continuously added to this collection since then, and the collection has expanded to cover substance use more broadly, rather than just MAT for OUD.

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Potential Usefulness of Apps and Other Digital Technologies for Improving Access to Behavioral Health in Primary Care

This Topic Brief provides an overview of the state of the evidence for behavioral health apps and key considerations and concerns related to finding, evaluating, and selecting smartphone and Internet-based behavioral health apps to recommend or prescribe in primary care and integrated care settings.
Format
Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Source
Agency of Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Integration Academy
Year
Resource Type
Web Page

SAMHSA Advisory: Digital Therapeutics for Management and Treatment in Behavioral Health

This advisory introduces readers to digital therapeutics (DTx) and the benefits of their use in behavioral health. It describes the research, regulatory, and reimbursement implications for DTx as well as selection and implementation considerations.
Format
Advisory
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Source
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Screen4Success

In partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration's (SAMHSA)'s "Talk. They Hear You." campaign, this screener helps parents and caregivers better understand the health, wellness, and wellbeing of their children, by identifying areas that may benefit from more support and allows parents and caregivers to meet their kids where they are in these areas.
Format
Instrument/Protocol
Audience
Families
Patients
Children
Source
Screen4Success
Year
Resource Type
Web Page

The Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Stimulant Use Disorder

This guideline provide evidence-based strategies and standards of care for the treatment of stimulant use disorders, stimulant intoxication, and stimulant withdrawal, as well as secondary and tertiary prevention of harms associated with stimulant use.
Format
Guide
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Source
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) / American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

2022 National Drug Control Strategy

This inaugural National Strategy proposes bold, targeted, and consequential actions to bend the curve on overdose deaths in the immediate term and reduce substance use and its damaging consequences in the US over the longer term.

Format
Guide
Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience
Behavioral Health Providers
Communities
Medical Providers
Other Team Members
Policymakers and Payers
Source
The White House Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

AHRQ's Behavioral Health Topic Page

This web page highlights AHRQ's Substance Use Collection and other resources to assist with the prevention and treatment of behavioral health problems in primary care settings, including data to quantify these challenges, tools and resources for screening and treatment, and funding for behavioral health research.

Format
Web Page
Audience
Behavioral Health Providers
Medical Providers
Organizational Leadership
Practice Facilitators/Quality Improvement Coaches
Source
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Year
Resource Type
Web Page