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Benzodiazepines and Medication-Assisted Treatment

This one-page brochure informs patients about risks related to benzodiazepine use in the context of medication-assisted treatment.  It addresses immediate consequences, long-term effects, and the relationship between benzo use and recovery. Can be distributed as a hand out or posted publicly in various settings.

Problem Solving Tools for Drug Court Professionals

This training manual proposes both content and process analyses to assist drug court teams to evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of a participant’s treatment plan and progress. These guidelines are not meant as prescriptive, rigid procedures, but rather as an introduction to a standard, easy to replicate and monitor method of gathering and critically evaluating information about the progress of the drug court participant. This information is for the purpose of maximizing the prospect of success for the drug court participant, and to provide for the public’s safety.

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask

Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012), this brochure offers guidance in seeking drug abuse treatment and lists five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program.

Addictions Recovery: When Knowing the Facts Can Help in New York

This research brief outlines the economic benefits of substance use treatment in Pennsylvania, especially approaches that address addiction as a chronic condition in need of continuing care.

Using Medication to Support Recovery: Research and Practice Updates

The FDA has approved several medications that have been proven effective in treating people with alcohol or other substance use disorders. In this issue of Resource Links, researchers and practitioners explore effective methods of incorporating medications into treatment to support recovery.

Pathways to Recovery: Embrace Innovation

As healthcare delivery systems change and we continue replace an acute care model with a chronic care model of addiction treatment, this issue of Resource Links outlines innovative programs and ideas for implementing change.

Research Snapshot: Hospital SBIRT, The Reasons

"Hospital SBIRT, The Reasons" outlines six major reasons to consider the use of SBIRT in a hospital setting. First in a series of Research Snapshots developed by the National SBIRT ATTC, housed at IRETA, this one-pager captures exactly what you need to know about SBIRT in hospitals--and nothing you don't need.

Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment - Trainer's Manual

The manual was created as a guide to facilitate your successful delivery of Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment. The suggested scripts and activities in each module will guide you through the entire training process. It is important that you become familiar with the content of each module so that you can easily guide the discussion of each topic

Recovery-Focused Methadone Treatment

This document is prepared to address methadone treatment for opioid addiction scientifically and with knowledge of best practices. Section one provides responses to some of the most frequently asked questions related to methadone. Section two addresses the elements of a recovery focus to opioid addiction treatment with methadone.

Workforce Development Monograph - Fact Sheet

This one-pager highlights striking statistics about the current addiction workforce in regards to retention rates, working conditions and job satisfaction

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