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Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 54) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series fulfills the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) mission to improve prevention and treatment of... More > substance use and mental disorders by providing best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payers. TIPs are the result of careful consideration of all relevant clinical and health services research findings, demonstration experience, and implementation requirements. A panel of non-Federal clinical researchers, clinicians, program administrators, and patient advocates debates and discusses their particular area of expertise until they reach a consensus on best practices. This panel’s work is then reviewed and critiqued by field reviewers. The talent, dedication, and hard work that TIPs panelists and reviewers bring to this highly participatory process have helped bridge the gap between the promise of research and the needs of practicing clinicians and administrators to serve...< Less
Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies For Substance Abuse: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 34) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) responds to an increasing body of research literature that documents the effectiveness of brief interventions and therapies in both the mental health and... More > substance abuse treatment fields. The general purpose of this document is to link research to practice by providing counselors and therapists in the substance abuse treatment field with up-to-date information on the usefulness of these innovative and shorter forms of treatment for selected subpopulations of people with substance abuse disorders and those at risk of developing them. The TIP will also be useful for health care workers, social service providers who work outside the substance abuse treatment field, people in the criminal justice system, and anyone else who may be called on to intervene with a person who has substance abuse problems. Brief interventions and brief therapies have become increasingly important modalities in the treatment of individuals across the substance abuse continuum.< Less
Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy Inservice Training: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 41) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This inservice training manual provides counselors and other clinical staff members with scripted modules to use in trainings for Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 41, Substance Abuse Treatment:... More > Group Therapy, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The seven training modules will assist program staff in understanding and implementing the evidence-based practices described in TIP 41. A TIP is the end result of careful consideration of relevant research findings and experiences in clinical settings. For each TIP, a panel of expert clinical researchers, clinical providers, and program administrators (the consensus panel) discusses the issues relevant to the specific TIP. The product of the panel represents the combined and collaborative input of the various viewpoints and provides recommendations for specific best-practice guidelines.< Less
Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Treatment Improvement Protocol Series - Tip 47) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This TIP, Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment, addresses the practical needs of treatment providers as they design and implement intensive outpatient treatment... More > programs. The TIP provides specific information on the principles of intensive outpatient treatment; services and treatment models; modifications for distinct population groups; culturally competent treatment; screening and patient placement criteria; counseling methods and techniques, including involvement of families; and the continuum of care. The TIP also covers such important issues as how to improve early retention, provide the appropriate length and intensity of services, provide the most promising mix of wrap-around services for positive client outcomes, and arrange ongoing care in the community.< Less
Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 40) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction, provides consensus- and evidence-based treatment guidance for the use... More > of buprenorphine, a new option for the treatment of opioid addiction. The goal of this TIP is to provide physicians with information they can use to make practical and informed decisions about the use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction. These guidelines address the pharmacology and physiology of opioids, opioid addiction, and treatment with buprenorphine; describe patient assessment and the choice of opioid addiction treatment options; provide detailed treatment protocols for opioid withdrawal and maintenance therapy with buprenorphine; and include information on the treatment of special populations, e.g., pregnant women, adolescents, and polysubstance users. This TIP represents another step by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment...< Less
Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 26) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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R esearchers are only beginning to realize the pervasiveness of substance abuse among people age 60 and older. Until relatively recently, alcohol and prescription drug misuse, which affects as many... More > as 17 percent of older adults, was not discussed in either the substance abuse or the gerontological literature. The reasons for this silence are varied: Health care providers tend to overlook substance abuse and misuse among older people, mistaking the symptoms for those of dementia, depression, or other problems common to older adults. In addition, older adults are more likely to hide their substance abuse and less likely to seek professional help. Many relatives of older individuals with substance use disorders, particularly their adult children, are ashamed of the problem and choose not to address it. The result is thousands of older adults who need treatment and do not receive it.< Less
Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 53) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Introduction: An estimated 3.5–5.3 million people in the United States live with chronic viral hepatitis (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2010). Viral hepatitis is often a silent disease whose... More > symptoms and signs become evident only after the disease has caused severe liver damage. The symptoms of hepatitis can take decades to manifest, so many people who are infected with hepatitis are unaware that they have the disease and therefore do not seek treatment. As a result, between 2010 and 2020, an estimated 150,000 people in the United States could die of liver cancer or other hepatitis-related liver disease (IOM, 2010). For many of these people, substance use will be a major factor that contributes to or worsens their hepatitis-related outcomes. All people who use or have used illicit substances are at risk of contracting viral hepatitis. Injection drug use (IDU) is the primary way of contracting hepatitis C, and people who use substances are at risk for contracting other forms of viral hepatitis.< Less
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 52) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This TIP is divided into three parts that are bound and produced separately. Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor, Part 1, is for clinical supervisors.... More > It presents basic information about clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field. It covers the central principles of clinical supervision and guidelines for new supervisors, including the functions of a clinical supervisor; developmental levels of counselors and clinical supervisors; cultural competence; ethical and legal issues such as direct and vicarious liability, dual relationships and boundary issues, informed consent, confidentiality, and supervisor ethics; monitoring clinical performance of counselors; and practical issues such as balancing one’s clinical and administrative duties, finding the time to do clinical supervision, documentation, and structuring clinical supervision sessions.< Less
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 50) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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This TIP is divided into three parts that are bound and produced separately. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, Part 1, is for substance abuse counselors. It... More > provides the “what” and “why” and “how” of working with clients in substance abuse treatment with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It covers background information about suicide and substance use disorders, including risk factors and warning signs for suicide and a four-step process for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment, summarized by the acronym GATE (Gather information, Access supervision, Take responsible action, and Extend the action). It also includes a set of competencies counselors should incorporate to work effectively with clients who are suicidal. Chapter 2 of Part 1 represents the heart of the “how-to” for counselors. It consists of representative vignettes of counseling sessions with clients who have suicidal thoughts and behaviors.< Less
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women: Treatment Improvement Protocol Series (TIP 51) By U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The primary goal of this TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women, is to assist substance abuse treatment providers in offering effective, up-to-date treatment to adult... More > women with substance use disorders. This TIP reviews gender-specific research and best practices beginning with the common patterns of initiation of substance use among women and extending to specific treatment issues and strategies across substance abuse treatment services. In the last 15 years, women-specific substance abuse research and gender-responsive treatment strategies have dramatically increased, thus providing this TIP with a wealth of women-specific resources to guide its development. This TIP provides clinical and administrative information to assist counselors, clinical supervisors, program administrators, and others working with female clients with substance use disorders on how they can best respond to the specific treatment needs of women.< Less

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