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Evidence-Based Treatment of Chemical Dependency, Mental Illness, and Co-Occurring Disorders: Potential Benefits, Costs, & Fiscal Impacts for Washington State June 2006. (WSIPP Report #06-06-3901). (PDF)

Brief Overview of the EBP Substance Abuse Database. (1 page PDF)


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Intervention Matrix


The availability of empirically supported clinical practices and interventions for treating substance use disorders continues to increase as research moves from tightly controlled studies in the laboratory to community treatment settings. While validated approaches grow in number, it remains difficult for addiction professionals and policy makers to stay informed about the variety of practices with proven efficacy for different client populations and drug problems.

The EBP Substance Use Database
is one tool to help treatment providers make informed decisions about which science-based practices are most appropriate in which circumstances and for which individuals.

Search the EBP Database. Find a proven treatment approach for a particular drug problem or population group.  The database currently includes 45 interventions.

  • About Evidence-Based Practices. Why are evidence-based practices important? What qualifies an intervention as "evidence-based"?

  • Web Resources/Links. Where to go for more information about EBPs.

  •  FAQs. Frequently asked questions about the EBP Substance Abuse database.


EBP Substance Abuse was developed as a joint project of the University of the Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and the
Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center, with funding from the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
It is currently maintained by ADAI. For comments or suggestions, email adai@uw.edu.

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