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Strategies for addressing substance use include both medications and psychosocial approaches, often in conjunction with one another. Because a substance use disorder is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment may not be sufficient.

To learn about a variety of evidence-based practices, see our comprehensive Webinar Library.

For more reliable information, other authoritative sources on evidence-based practices for addressing substance use are listed below.

Check the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), SAMHSA’s searchable online registry of mental health and substance abuse interventions that have been reviewed and rated by independent reviewers. IRETA has often used it with providers during trainings and technical assistance to help them identify and apply evidence-based practices. NREPP is an excellent first step toward an informed decision-making process regarding EBPs.

Check the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and CTN Dissemination Library for extensive information about current treatment interventions under investigation.nih logo

Check SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program (KAP), which produces Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) and Technical Assistance Publications (TAPs), easy-to-use products for understanding and implementing a wide range of research-based interventions.

IRETA participates in the NIDA-SAMHSA Blending Initiative which focuses on promoting the adoption of cutting edge evidence-based practices. Blending Initiative products offer not only research-based treatment tools, but also research-based implementation tools to transform your practice and your organization.

Information on research-based approaches to the implementation process

See our Evidence-Based Practice Adoption, Considerations and Evaluation page

Learn about our Consulting Services for Programs & Systems that help EBPs work in the real world