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EBP-Related Resources

Many organizations offer resources about EBPs. This is only a partial list of resources with information about evidence-based practices and guidelines for treating substance abuse. Please let us know about other resources you have found helpful.

· Addiction Treatment Forum. Evidence-Based Addiction Medicine.
This website reports on substance abuse and addiction research, therapies, news, and events of interest to both healthcare professionals and patients, focusing in particular on the science of methadone used in opioid addiction treatment.

· Best Practices in Addiction Treatment: A Workshop Facilitator's Guide.
This step-by-step guide by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center will assist you in developing and implementing a "Best Practices in Addiction Treatment Workshop." It features a variety of PDF and PowerPoint presentations. [workshop guidebook]

· Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions for Substance Abuse Prevention
This book describes SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework, a 5-step planning process to guide states and communities in substance abuse prevention activities. Promotes implementation of evidence-based practices for prevention in communities around the country. [available in PDF format]

· American Psychological Association Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders.
Discusses evidence based psychological treatment approaches.

· Evidence Based Practices: An Implementation Guide for Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Agencies. This handbook, sponsored by the Iowa Practice Improvement Collaborative (PIC) Project, suggests some concrete ways of bridging the gap between research findings and clinical practice by providing guidance on identifying, implementing, and maintaining evidence-based practices. [implementation guide]

· Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit
This kit from SAMHSA guides public officials in developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs that emphasize personal goal-setting and actionable strategies for recovery. Offers guidance grounded in evidence-based practices. Kit includes 10 booklets (all available in PDF format).

· Knowledge Application Program (KAP) of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
(KAP) is an initiative to coordinate all of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services' knowledge application activities. The KAP site provides access to manuals, Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs), Technical Assistance Publications (TAPs), and periodicals. [web site, practice guidelines]

· National Guideline Clearinghouse. Substance-Related Disorders Guidelines.
The NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This page includes links to guidelines about substance abuse (scroll down for Substance Abuse and Tobacco Use). [web site, practice guidelines]

· National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices.
NREPP is a resource developed by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to review and identify effective programs. Initially designed for use by prevention programs, it has recently expanded its focus to include substance abuse treatment programs and mental health treatment and promotion programs. [web site, database]

· Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). Resources focused on implementing evidence-based (EBP) and best practices in addiction treatment. Information is offered regarding adoption and evaluation issues of EBP as well as guidelines for and resources on specific EBPs and best practices. [web site]

· One Sky Center: The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse.
This web site features three PowerPoint presentations about the application of best practices for treating substance abuse in American Indian & Native Alaskan populations. [presentations]

· Oregon Evidence-Based Practices.
This web site documents the activies of the Oregon Office of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OMHAS) in response to Senate Bill 267, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2003. The bill requires that increasing amounts of state funds be focused on Evidence-Based Practices (EBP).

· Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs).
The Treatment Improvement Protocols are "best practice" guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT's Office of Evaluation, Scientific Analysis, and Synthesis draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIPs, which are distributed to a growing number of facilities and individuals across the country. NOTE: TIPs are not included in the EBP Database at this time.

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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