SAMHSA In Brief: Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanastan and Iraq War Veterans

This In Brief introduces some of the problems facing OEF and OIF veterans and can help healthcare and social service professionals understand these veteransメ needs.

TIP 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse

This Tip is intended primarily for counselors and therapists working in the substance abuse treatment field.

KAP Keys For Clinicians Based on TIP 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse

This publication is based on TIP 34.

Quick Guide 34: Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse for Clinicians

This publication is based on TIP 34

The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

This issue brief presents data on prevalence of opioid misuse & death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States

This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief, states are provided an overview of the issue, the challenges to incorporating MAT, key considerations for establishing MAT in CJ settings, and existing standards/guidelines.

Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence: A Manual for Treating Adults

Provides guidelines for brief treatment and counseling with adults who are dependent on marijuana. Describes common treatment issues, assessment of marijuana use, motivational interventions, and how to change marijuana use through skill building.

Information Brief Prescription Drugs and Youth

Prescription drugs, a category of psychotherapeutics that comprises prescription-type pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives, are among the substances most commonly abused by young people in the United States. Prescription drugs are readily available and can easily be obtained by teenagers who abuse these drugs to experience a variety of desired effects. Often these young people are unaware of the serious health risks involved in abusing prescription drugs. Increasingly younger adolescents obtain prescription drugs from classmates, friends, and family members, or they steal the drugs from school medicine dispensaries and from people for whom the drug had been legitimately prescribed.

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations

Equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression.

Topics in Brief: Prenatal Exposure to Drugs of Abuse

Exposure to substances of abuse can affect individuals across the lifespan, starting in utero. While most pregnant women do not abuse illicit drugs, combined 2008 and 2009 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that among pregnant women ages 15 to 44, the youngest ones generally reported the greatest substance use

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