Information Resources for Recovery

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders

Offers evidence-based information, recommendations, guides, and tools to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare providers and patients to assist in the decision making process to improve the treatment and outcomes for patients with substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) and methamphetamine use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. Describes best practices to help patients avoid preventable complications, reduce substance use, and improve their overall health and wellness.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Leveraging Medicaid Technology to Address the Opioid Crisis

Offers states information and advice regarding strategies to combat the opioid crisis using technology, as well as potential funding opportunities for these efforts. Discusses implementing prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to track and facilitate the safe prescription of opioid medications and increasing data-driven approaches, interoperability, and telehealth services to improve care coordination among healthcare professionals.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Describes treatment and prevention strategies aimed at increasing healthcare quality, availability, and outcomes for Medicaid recipients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs). Discusses long-term objectives focused on enhancing states' ability to track and implement evidence-based services to help beneficiaries with OUD and SUDs.

Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
COVID-19 FAQ: Resource for Addiction Treatment and Recovery Support Specialists

Provides answers to frequently asked questions from a wide range of providers and organizations regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on substance use treatment and recovery efforts. Offers practical guidance and resources to help users take immediate action to address issues arising from the effects of COVID-19. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families

Details the mental health services Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals and clinics offer for veterans and their families and describes the VHA guiding principles for mental healthcare. Discusses the resources available for veterans and family members, and instructions on locating mental healthcare facilities and providers, including suicide prevention services and telemedicine visits. Covers treatment options for common mental health concerns, such as depression, substance abuse, and post traumatic stress disorder. Offers information on specific programs available to veterans with special needs, including women, those experiencing homelessness, veterans involved with the criminal justice system, and seniors.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
How Can USDA Help Address the Opioid Epidemic?

Infographic highlighting areas addressed by USDA Rural Development resources and programs for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid use, as well as programs to help build upstream resilience and future prosperity in rural communities.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioid Use Disorder and Pain

Offers comprehensive information and resources on the use of prescription opioids, managing chronic pain, and opioid use disorder (OUD) for patients and providers, specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and Indian Health Service (IHS) providers. Includes online tools, technical assistance resources, guides, and training for patients and providers on topics such as opioid crisis data, opioid prevention, COVID-19 response and opioids, proper pain management, opioid prescribing/stewardship, maternal health, syringe services programs, naloxone use, child health and wellness, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), tele-MAT, trauma informed care, best practices, wellness courts, and training opportunities. Resource is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioids and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing the Opioid Crisis during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Outlines the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the opioid crisis in Native American and Alaskan Native families and communities across the U.S. Provides information, federal resources, programs, and services to address opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) for Native American and Alaskan Native populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Focuses on key issues and challenges, including treatment options for OUD; telehealth and remote services; prescribing requirements for buprenorphine; provider training and support; and the prevention of coronavirus transmission in high-risk environments.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 1

Interview with Colin Cash from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota discussing his experience founding and leading the Sober Squad Recovery Movement program. Highlights ways that this program can serve as a model for advancing and sustaining recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 2

Interview with Ruby Takushi, Director of Programs for the Recovery Café in Seattle, Washington. Discusses aspects of the recovery cafe model and how it may be used to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 3

Interview with Andre Johnson, President and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project. Discusses how a peer-led, peer-run, peer-delivered recovery model can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 4

Interview with Callan Howton, Director of the National Peer-Run Training and TA Center for Addiction Recovery Peer Support. Highlights how this model of providing recovery housing can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery from substance use during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 5

Interview with Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services in Ohio. Discusses how embedding a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model in local health agencies may be employed as a strategy to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 6

Panel discussion featuring five representatives from recovery communities in different regions of the country. Draws on the speakers' experiences working to build successful community-based recovery programs and explores how their various approaches and strategies may serve as models to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Listening Session and Strategic Discussion Series: COVID-19 and Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Workforces

Provides access to a 6-part national online discussion series and resource sharing opportunity focused on the social determinants of health, COVID-19, and their impact on substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces. Aims to identify emerging best practices and resources to address health disparities related to substance use in underserved communities and/or communities of color, including Black, Latinx, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations. Includes a recording of each session along with presentation slides, facilitator bios, and a session report presenting notes, core themes, strategies, and resources discussed in the related session. Product of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Recovery Month

Offers information on a month-long event held every September to promote public awareness and knowledge of mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs), and celebrate those in recovery. Includes a toolkit, webinar series, and other resources and tips to engage communities, stakeholders, local officials, and others in support of Recovery Month.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources for Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Shares USDA Rural Development programs to address specific community needs related to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. Provides brief program summaries with information on program eligibility, as well as how the program may be used to confront issues of substance and opioid misuse in rural communities.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
SAMHSA Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to address the challenges incarcerated and justice system-involved individuals face when attempting to seek treatment for and recover from mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Seeks to increase access to behavioral health services, minimize costs, and other consequences related to the unnecessary and repetitive incarceration of people with behavioral health issues. Discusses strategies to identify individuals with mental illness and SUDs and how to implement diversion programs, evidence-based practices, screening and assessments, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

Provides communities, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others with reports, guides, toolkits, and other resources to implement evidence-based practices for mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Focuses on opioid use disorder (OUD) and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery options.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Homelessness Programs and Resources

Offers a collection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and resources designed to prevent and end homelessness among men, women, youth, and families with mental illness or substance use disorders (SUDs). Includes grant programs and services as well as publications, videos, and webinars on behavioral health treatment, employment assistance, housing/shelter programs, case management, trauma, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Workforce Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to increase the supply of trained, culturally aware behavioral health professionals, including psychiatrists, therapists, addiction counselors, homeless outreach specialists, recovery coaches, and other professionals in fields related to prevention, healthcare, and social services. Includes links to programs and resources to help address workforce shortages and provide culturally competent care to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs).

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
VA Substance Use Resources

Provides an overview of alcohol and drug misuse, screening, treatment options, and programs and services for veterans. Covers evidence-based psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders (SUDs), medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other SUDs, motivational interviewing and enhancement therapy, and more. Includes additional resources to help veterans and family members access SUD treatment and recovery support services, as well as resources to manage SUD during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)