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Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives (book) is composed of SAMHSA’s “National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practice Toolkit” and related papers on crisis services. The toolkit reflects relevant clinical and health services research, review of top national program practices and replicable approaches that support best practice implementation.
This SAMHSA Tipsheet shares helpful understandings about pandemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and other disasters including the physical danger and also stress that can overwhelm survivors’ usual coping strategies, both during and after the disaster. After a pandemic or other disaster, people often notice changes in how they feel, think, and act, and they may not realize that these changes are reactions to the disaster.
This document developed by SAMHSA provides brief summaries of substance abuse prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD.) It should be considered a resource for state and community prevention practitioners seeking information on interventions to reduce NMUPD
The SAMHSA Strategic Plan FY2019-FY2023 outlines five priority areas with goals and measurable objectives that provide a roadmap to carry out the vision and mission of SAMHSA related to behavioral health.
This fact sheet offers practical suggestions physicians can use in general pediatric offices to identify, treat, and refer adolescent patients who may be misusing or abusing opioids.
This report produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration includes data regarding the number of children living with a parent who has a substance abuse disorder. Data includes children living with parents who have an alcohol abuse use disorder or illicit drug use disorder and a brief discussion of the data.