Category

    Substance abuse

  1. Addressing the Specific Needs of Women for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

    This Advisory is based on TIP 51, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women. It offers guidance to providers and administrators about the particular needs of women during substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Initiation of substance use by women is often related to family or partner use, a co-occurring mood disorder...
  2. Treatment for Youth and Young Adults With Mood Disorders and Other Serious Emotional Disturbances and Co-Occurring Substance Use

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) had published this guide that reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD) in youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED), distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of the ways that these recommendations can be...
  3. The Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) Program in Oregon

    Since 2009, the Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) program has been improving access to mental healthcare for rural veterans in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The RTMH program, stationed at the Portland VA Medical Center, was started with funding from the VHA Office of Rural Health. Instead of needing to drive long distances to...
  4. Strategies for Outreaching and Engaging Communities of Color: A Pathway to Reducing Disparities

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) had released a brief guidance from SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity for state administrators and state grantees. A confluence of events—the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated economic crisis, and the widespread racially- focused protests and demonstrations across the country—has highlighted glaring...
  5. Opioid Prevention Toolkit: Helping Our Communities Heal Safely

    In 2018, as part of a multi-tiered strategy to tackle the opioid epidemic in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) hired Brink Communications (Brink) to develop a patient-centered social marketing campaign to reduce the demand for prescription opioids to manage pain. In a year-long in-depth process, Brink and research partner...
  6. The Opioid Crisis and Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

    This resources page is being built by ongoing virtual learning community participants of the HHS Office of Minority Health’s webinar series “The Opioid Crisis and Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations.” Resources shared within the learning community will help to populate this page and continue the learning on prevention, treatment and culturally and linguistically appropriate services...
  7. Project THANKS: Examining HIV/AIDS-Related Barriers and Facilitators to Care in African American Women: A Community Perspective

    Project THANKS, (Turning HIV/AIDS into Knowledge for Sisters), is an evidence-based intervention that utilizes a community-based participatory and empowerment building approach for African American female substance abusers living with HIV and other chronic diseases. Receiving input from African American women living with HIV related comorbidities was essential in improving the intervention...
  8. Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx Communities

    This webinar series, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) respectively provided context and a brief data overview of the opioid epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities and opportunities...