Advisory: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

This Advisory is based on TIP 42, Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders. It highlights strategies for counselors and administrators to properly screen, assess, diagnose, and manage the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.

Advisory: The Importance of Family Therapy in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

This Advisory is based on TIP 39, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Family Therapy. It surveys basic factors for programs and providers to consider when implementing family-related therapy approaches, goals and processes for conducting effective family counseling, and resources for further learning about family therapy techniques and models.

Advisory: The Substance Use Disorder Counseling Competency Framework: An Overview

This Advisory is based on Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21, Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice. It discusses the development of the counseling competencies and the validated research on which they are based, provides a simplified overview of their structure and the elements of a typical competency, and outlines how these competencies are changing the field of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment nationwide. The Advisory also addresses the critical role of cultural competency.

Advisory: Treating Substance Use Disorders Among People with HIV

This Advisory is based on TIP 37, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS. It highlights strategies and considerations for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers to effectively engage people with HIV in SUD treatment.

Advisory: Using Motivational Interviewing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

This Advisory is based on TIP 35, Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. It addresses the spirit, application, and fundamentals of motivational interviewing (MI), discusses how practitioners can effectively employ MI in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and provides tools that practitioners can use to encourage and promote lasting positive outcomes for their clients.

Advocacy With Anonymity

This brochure provides guidance to people in long-term recovery and their family members who want to speak publicly about the power of addiction recovery and advocate for policies that will make it possible for others to get the help they need.

African American Mental Health

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different. Although anyone can develop a mental health problem, African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 10% more likely to experience serious psychological distress

After an Attempt: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

Gives professional care providers tips to enhance emergency department treatment for people who have attempted suicide. Discusses the assessment, communicating with family and with other treatment providers, and HIPAA. Lists additional resources.

After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department

Aids family members in coping with the aftermath of a relative's suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and describes how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.

After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (Spanish)

Provee una gu�a de recursos y sugerencias para los miembros de la familia que ayudan a una persona que ha tenido un intento de suicidio. Incluye informaci�n para dar al hospital, precauciones para tomar en la casa y preguntas sobre el seguimiento con un plan del tratamiento.

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