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Substance Use

Addressing substance use is critical to providing quality care in integrated treatment settings. Many individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder also suffer from other chronic comorbid health conditions. Integrated treatment planning that includes substance use screening and treatment is key to providing better health outcomes in integrated care. 



CIHS Resources

Want more information on the integration of addiction treatment and primary care? Check out our latest issue of eSolutions, Integrating Substance Abuse and Primary Care Services.

GeNeral Resources

  • The ATTC Network released the first in a series of white papers, Integrating Substance Use Disorder and Health Care Services in an Era of Health Care Reform, which describes effective models, interventions and implementation strategies for treating substance use disorders in health care settings. 
     
  • Marijuana Lit: A Fact-Based Toolkit for Prevention
    In today's climate messages abound regarding marijuana use, its harm, and legalization, making it difficult to determine fact from fiction. The ATTC Network Coordinating Office presents a user-friendly package with straightforward, accurate information and resources to help substance use disorder providers in their work.

     
  • An Introduction to Co-Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders is intended to introduce health professionals to borderline personality disorder (BPD)—a condition with very high rates of suicide and self-harm that often co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUDs). This In Brief presents the signs and symptoms of BPD, with or without a co-occurring SUD, alerts professionals to the importance of monitoring clients with BPD for self-harm and suicidal behavior, and encourages professionals to refer such clients for appropriate treatment.

Screening, Brief intervention, and Referral To treatment (sbirt)

SBIRT screens for all types of substance use conditions. The SBIRT process provides information and assistance in conjunction with an individual’s lifestyle and basic needs. CIHS provides numerous resources on SBIRT and topics related to SBIRT.

Medication Assisted treatmenT (MAT)

The use of medications, along with counseling and behavioral health therapy, creates a whole-person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. CIHS provides various resources on MAT and topics related to MAT.   

Tobacco

According to a new SAMHSA report, adults aged 18 or older who experienced any mental illness or who have had a substance use disorder in the past year are more likely to smoke and to smoke more heavily than others. CIHS provides various resources on tobacco cessation and topics related to tobacco use.

WEBINARS

  • Addressing Alcohol Use Amongst Those With Severe Mental Illness
    Slides

  • Developing a Public Policy Framework for the Use of MAT
    Slides

  • Pain Management
    Darwin Slides and Dekker Slides 

  • Understanding the Disease of Addiction and the Recovery Process in Health Center Settings
    Recordings (synched audio and slides) remain in our archive for one year. For webinar recordings more than one year old, contact us at Integration@TheNationalCouncil.org.

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Substance Use

Addressing substance use is critical to providing quality care in integrated treatment settings. Many individuals who suffer from a substance use disorder also suffer from other chronic comorbid health conditions. Integrated treatment planning that includes substance use screening and treatment is key to providing better health outcomes in integrated care. 



CIHS Resources

Want more information on the integration of addiction treatment and primary care? Check out our latest issue of eSolutions, Integrating Substance Abuse and Primary Care Services.

GeNeral Resources

  • The ATTC Network released the first in a series of white papers, Integrating Substance Use Disorder and Health Care Services in an Era of Health Care Reform, which describes effective models, interventions and implementation strategies for treating substance use disorders in health care settings. 
     
  • Marijuana Lit: A Fact-Based Toolkit for Prevention
    In today's climate messages abound regarding marijuana use, its harm, and legalization, making it difficult to determine fact from fiction. The ATTC Network Coordinating Office presents a user-friendly package with straightforward, accurate information and resources to help substance use disorder providers in their work.

     
  • An Introduction to Co-Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders is intended to introduce health professionals to borderline personality disorder (BPD)—a condition with very high rates of suicide and self-harm that often co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUDs). This In Brief presents the signs and symptoms of BPD, with or without a co-occurring SUD, alerts professionals to the importance of monitoring clients with BPD for self-harm and suicidal behavior, and encourages professionals to refer such clients for appropriate treatment.

Screening, Brief intervention, and Referral To treatment (sbirt)

SBIRT screens for all types of substance use conditions. The SBIRT process provides information and assistance in conjunction with an individual’s lifestyle and basic needs. CIHS provides numerous resources on SBIRT and topics related to SBIRT.

Medication Assisted treatmenT (MAT)

The use of medications, along with counseling and behavioral health therapy, creates a whole-person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. CIHS provides various resources on MAT and topics related to MAT.   

Tobacco

According to a new SAMHSA report, adults aged 18 or older who experienced any mental illness or who have had a substance use disorder in the past year are more likely to smoke and to smoke more heavily than others. CIHS provides various resources on tobacco cessation and topics related to tobacco use.

WEBINARS

  • Addressing Alcohol Use Amongst Those With Severe Mental Illness
    Slides

  • Developing a Public Policy Framework for the Use of MAT
    Slides

  • Pain Management
    Darwin Slides and Dekker Slides 

  • Understanding the Disease of Addiction and the Recovery Process in Health Center Settings
    Recordings (synched audio and slides) remain in our archive for one year. For webinar recordings more than one year old, contact us at Integration@TheNationalCouncil.org.

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