Substance Use Resources

CHAMPS developed this listing of online resources to support Region VIII CHCs in treating and supporting their patients who suffer from substance abuse and related conditions. An extensive search of online resources was conducted and the resources presented below are those deemed of the highest quality and usefulness for community health centers.

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Fact Sheets and Reports
Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations
Clinician Tools
Special Populations
Patient Education Tools
Archived Webcasts and Multimedia Presentations
Other Online Resources/Helpful Links


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Fact Sheets regarding effects of specific drugs, abuse, prevention and treatment
NIDA DrugFacts: Science Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Statistics, harmful effects, and signs of use
Inhalant Abuse Fact Sheet

Trust for America’s Health
Indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs
Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works

US Department of Health and Human Services
2016 Report from the US Surgeon General
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense
Management of Substance Use Disorders

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Table presenting screening and diagnostic instruments that may be utilized for various populations and stages of treatment
Quick Reference Instrument Guide

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit intended to equip health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths (2016)
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
List of trainings and training sources for health care providers on the topics of safe opioid prescribing and medication assisted treatment.
Substance Use Trainings

Surgeon General of the United States
Resources for providers that include toolkits, assessment tools and treatment options to address chronic pain and opioid use treatment options.
Turn the Tide Rx

University of California, San Francisco
UCSF’s Clinician Consultation Center provides free and confidential peer-to-peer telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians through the Substance Use Warmline 
Substance Use Warmline



Intended to help providers become familiar with various issues surrounding clients with both substance abuse and HIV
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS


National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Clinical resources on substance abuse and homelessness including treatment programs and relevant articles
Substance Abuse Resources


National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health and Spanish-language resources, and more
Hispanic/Latino Behavioral Health Equity Resources


National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health resources, and more
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Behavioral Health Equity Resources


One Sky Center
Services, training, education, information and financial resources
The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

National data, agency and federal initiatives, behavioral health resources, and more
American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Equity Resources


Report includes information on the nature and extent of drug use and associated problems that effect various racial/ethnic minority populations
Drug Use among Racial/Ethnic Minorities


Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire
Comparison of rural and urban youth use and abuse of alcohol
Substance Abuse in Rural and Small Town America

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
A collection of resources related to alcohol use
Alchohol Use Resources

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
A collection of resources related to illicit drug use
Illicit Drug Use Resources


American Academy of Family Physicians
Questions and answers from physicians to educate patients about excessive alcohol and/or drug use
Information from Your Family Doctor: Substance Abuse-How to Recognize It

Department of Health and Human Services
Overview, objectives, interventions, resources, and national data
Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Resources

Materials for the public covering a wide range of alcohol-related topics in English and Spanish
Pamphlets, Brochures, Fact Sheets, Posters

Free 16 page booklet that offers tools for assessing drinking patterns and cutting down on alcohol use
Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

Materials developed to inform parents and teachers about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction
Parents and Educators Page

Website designed to inform the public about commonly abused drugs, effects of drug abuse, and recovery and prevention
Easy to Read Drug Facts

Rise Above Colorado
Drug abuse prevention organization empowers teens to lead a life free of drug abuse through education programs such as short films, murals, videos, and lessons for school teachers

Surgeon General of the United States
Resources for patients that include information on opioid risks and safe opioid storage and disposal methods as well as a national help line.
Turn the Tide Rx


CHAMPS, Three-Part Webcast Series:
Introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Session One, May 2008, Featuring John Higgins-Biddle, MD
Recorded live webcast on the what and why of SBIRT, including a brief history of SBIRT, how to provide universal screening in healthcare settings, elements of a brief intervention, and critical steps of SBIRT practices
How to Implement Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy: Enhancing Treatment with the Non-Dependent User
Session Two, August 2008, Featuring Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC and Tracey Ayers, LPC, CAC III
Recorded live webcast on the continuum of care for the non-dependent, high-risk substance user; assessing and enhancing motivation for change and determining appropriate referral for patient; examining the construct of brief therapy; identifying opportunities for coordinating patient care; addressing perceived barriers to implementing screening
Brief Intervention and Brief Therapy: Enhancing Treatment with the Non-Dependent User

New Clinical Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
Session Three, October 2008, Featuring Perry Dickinson, MD
Recorded live webcast on newly released clinical guidelines for SBIRT, including the rationale for regular alcohol and substance use screening in primary care settings; appropriate assistance for patients according to their level of use and risk; brief intervention or motivational conversation to help patients achieve their health goals; strategies for implementing alcohol and substance use screening and brief intervention in clinical practice; available tools and resources on alcohol and substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment
New Clinical Guideline for Alcohol and Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

AIDS Education Training Centers (AETC): National Resource Center
Teleconference-based training, held September 2007, presents epidemiology, neurobiology and medical consequences of methamphetamine use, behavioral interventions, “Tips for Clinicians” factsheet and “Meth Toolkit”
Methamphetamine and HIV: What Clinicians Need to Know


American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Managing Addictions

National Addiction Technology Transfer Centers

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)