Substance Use Disorder Resources

CHAMPS developed this listing of online resources to support Region VIII health centers in treating and supporting patients who suffer from substance use disorders 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 health centers.

If you utilize an evidence-based clinical resource appropriate for health center clinicians that is not listed on this webpage, please contact the CHAMPS Substance Use Disorder Program Specialist.

For additional information on topics related to substance use disorders, please see:

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Articles and Reports
Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines
Patient Resources
Provider Resources
Webcasts and Multimedia Presentations
Other Online Resources

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Report summarizing notable trends in substance use disorders, including statistics related to prescription rates, treatment outcomes, hospitalizations, mortality, and prevention efforts (2018)
Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes 

The Conversation
Article tracing historical trends and disparities in the treatment of pain and substance use disorders among racial and ethnic minorities (2016)
Opiate Addiction and the History of Pain and Race in the United States

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Discusses problematic alcohol use in adolescents, including early screening and assessment, confidentiality, and treatment (2016)
Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol Use Disorders 

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Fact sheet describing the background of, key federal laws and regulations related to, and methods for sharing behavioral health information for substance use disorder treatment purposes (2019)
Sharing Behavioral Health Information for Treatment Purposes: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Edition of the Healing Hands publication highlighting commonly-used substances, critical issues that intersect with substance use and mental health in homeless populations, and strategies that providers can use to reduce the impact of stigma on patient treatment (2019)
Non-Opioid Substance Use, Mental Health, & Homelessness

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

Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Study examining how higher-performing health plans improve initiation and subsequent engagement in SUD treatment (2019)
Best Practices and Barriers to Engaging People with Substance Use Disorders in Treatment

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Statistics, harmful effects, and signs of inhalant abuse
Inhalant Abuse Fact Sheet

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Series of reports and detailed data tables on drug use nationwide
2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Trust for America’s Health
Indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs for teenagers (2015)
Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Resource guide compiled by the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group to improve coordination of federal responses to substance use disorders in rural America (2018)
Federal Resources for Rural Communities to Help Address Substance Use Disorders and Opioid Misuse

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

EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Article discussing the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders among children and young adults (2005)
Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders

American Academy of Pediatrics
Compilation of guidance documents for providers to use in reducing the harm of substance use
Substance Use and Prevention

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Compilation of up-to-date science-based resources for health professionals on the consequences of drug use and addiction, and advances in pain management
NIDAMED: Medical & Health Professionals

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) 
The Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Action Plan addresses a defined group of ADEs that are considered to be common, clinically significant, preventable, and measurable; resulting from high-priority drug classes; and occurring largely in high-risk population (2018)
ADE Action Plan

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIHub)
Toolkit containing evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources to implement substance use prevention and treatment programs in rural communities
Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder Toolkit

PATIENT RESOURCES

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Overview of drug abuse among teenagers, including patient-friendly definitions, fact sheets, and videos
Substance Abuse Resource Center

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Questions and answers from physicians to educate patients about excessive alcohol and/or drug use (2003)
Information from Your Family Doctor: Substance Abuse – How to Recognize It

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Online search engine allowing patients to identify the nearest Controlled Substance Public Disposal Location
Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations Search Utility

Facing Addiction
How-to guide for convening local prevention programs, including organizing tools and information on improving local awareness and amplifying community support (2017)
Community Convening Guide

Public-facing resource webpage with information on addiction support, housing, and insurance, targeted for users living or residing in a major city
Addiction Resource Hub

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Easy-to-read lists of some options and special instructions for patients to consider when disposing of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines, including several printable infographics
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

National Institute on Aging
Reader-friendly webpage with tips, tools, and questions older patients can use to help them communicate effectively with providers about their medications
Safe Use of Medicines for Older Adults

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 
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

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Designed to help teens, teachers, and parents learn about substance use disorders among teenagers, including fact sheets, games, videos, and more
NIDA for Teens

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Provides support and guidance to families struggling with their children’s substance use
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 

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
Rise Above

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment (April 2018)
Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Treatment-Centers.net
Uses the location of your computer, tablet, or cell phone to generate a local listing of senior addiction treatment centers in and around your community
Find a Senior’s Treatment Center Near Me 

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

PROVIDER RESOURCES

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Resources and topics from numerous sources that address substance abuse, child welfare and courts
Substance Use Disorder and Child Welfare Resources

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

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 (2006)
Quick Reference Instrument Guide

Office of the 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

Rural Health Resources 
A collection of resources related to alcohol use
Alcohol Use Resources

A collection of resources related to illicit drug use
Illicit Drug Use Resources

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

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Data, reports, national agenda, and additional resources related to tribal behavioral health
American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health Resources

Toolkit for providers treating SUDs in older adults including tools such as a program coordinator’s guide, suggested curricula, and handouts
Get Connected: Linking Older Adults with Resources on Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health 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

YouTube videos produced by SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technology related to opioid and substance misuse prevention topics
Prevention Conversations

Reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initial use among women and specific treatment issues and strategies
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

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

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
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

US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of Defense
Clinical practice guideline describing critical decision points in the management of substance use disorder and providing evidence-based recommendations for practitioners throughout the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs Health Care systems (2015)
Management of Substance Use Disorders

WEBCASTS AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

 

Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality (HITEQ) Center
Recorded webinar fdiscussing the use of health information technologies to facilitate the workflow of providing SBIRT services; focus areas include coding and billing for SBIRT services, using health IT to enhance SBIRT screening, communication, data capture and documentation, clinical decision support, and information sharing and reporting (2018)
Using Health Information Technology to Facilitate SBIRT Service Delivery in Health Centers

Health Resources and Services Administration
Recorded webinar from the Bureau of Health Workforce’s Grand Rounds Webinar Series providing an overview of the opioid epidemic and treatment options and tools and models for training opportunities to expand the addiction treatment workforce (2018)
Integrating Addiction Treatment and Opioid Use Disorder into Health Workforce Training

Video discussing why young adulthood is when many people begin experimenting with alcohol and other drugs and the importance of addressing substance use disorders in adolescence, as well as best practices for treating these addictions (2018)
Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Archived National Prevention Week webinars and slides on best practices for preventing use of substances including opioids, e-cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco among groups such as older adults, teenagers, and others (2017-2019)
National Prevention Week Webinars

Recorded webinar produced jointly by CHAMPS and SAMHSA detailing the confidentiality protections for patients with substance use disorders under 42 CFR (2018)
Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
www.attcnetwork.org/home

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
www.aaap.org

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
www.psych.org

American Psychological Association (APA)
www.apa.org

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
www.asam.org

CHAMPS
Chronic Pain Resources
Opioid Use Disorder Resources
Tobacco Cessation Resources 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
www.cadca.org

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
https://mhttcnetwork.org

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
https://takebackday.dea.gov

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program
https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-sud-workforce-loan-repayment-program.html

Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)
https://pttcnetwork.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov