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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2024 Mental Health Month Toolkit

This Mental Health Month toolkit provides practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation.
Format
Guide
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Families
Children
Communities
Source
Mental Health America
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Advisory: Low Barrier Models of Care for Substance Use Disorders

This SAMHSA Advisory outlines the principles and components of low barrier care and how low barrier care may be leveraged to overcome substantial gaps in access, while also engaging individuals in treatment.
Format
Advisory
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Policymakers and Payers
Source
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

DAWN 2022 Non-Fatal Overdoses Short Report

This report from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) focuses on estimates and characteristics of non-fatal overdoses for emergency department visits from January, 2021–June, 2022.
Format
Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Policymakers and Payers
Communities
Source
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

DAWN Findings from Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits, 2022

This report provides national estimates from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) for 2022 data on drug-related emergency department visits, to inform programs to aid in preventing overdose and substance use-related health consequences.
Format
Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Policymakers and Payers
Communities
Source
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths Practice Guide 2023

This guide exists to help communities decrease opioid overdose deaths; it includes tools and real-world examples that can be used to build and strengthen community coalitions that work to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
Format
Guide
Audience
Communities
Patients
Source
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Harm Reduction as a Trauma-Informed Approach to Substance Use - A Guide for Primary Care Providers

This guide provides information and strategies to primary care providers on harm reduction as a trauma informed approach to treating individuals with substance use disorder.
Format
Guide
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Source
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit (2023 Revised)

This toolkit provides correctional administrators and health care providers recommendations and tools for implementing MAT in correctional settings and strategies for overcoming challenges.
Format
Toolkit
Audience
Medical Providers
Behavioral Health Providers
Other Team Members
Source
National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA): A Policymakers Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies that Address Opioid Overdose

This publication is intended to aid policymakers, communities, and key stakeholders in developing comprehensive, multi-system strategies that address the opioid crisis.
Format
Guide
Audience
Policymakers and Payers
Communities
Source
National Institutes of Health (NIH) HEAL Initiative
Year
Resource Type
PDF

Pain in the Nation 2023: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths

These recommendations from TFAH, primarily aimed at federal and state governments, aim to reduce alcohol, drug, and suicide deaths and to improve mental health and well-being for all Americans.
Format
Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience
States
Policymakers and Payers
Source
Trust for America's Mental Health (TFAH)
Year
Resource Type
PDF