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Secondary Prevention

Resources, tools, and strategies to diagnose and treat addictions and substance use disorders.

Screening and Diagnosis

The National SBIRT Addiction Technology Transfer Center
A clearinghouse to help healthcare professionals utilize the public health model of screening for substance use and provide counseling to their patients who use alcohol or other drugs in risky or harmful ways.

NIDAMED: Medical and Health Professionals 
Developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIDAMED resources include an online screening tool, a companion quick reference guide, and a comprehensive resource guide for clinicians.

SBIRT Implementation Checklist
The National Council for Behavioral Health’s checklist to help practitioners take steps toward effective, sustainable SBIRT implementation.

ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
A collection of links to resources and tools related to various topics of addiction medicine and working with patients at risk for or with substance use disorders.

Screening, Assessment, and Drug Testing Chart
Provides validated tools to guide screening, evaluation, and referral to treatment of patients with a substance use disorder.

SBIRT: Opportunities for Implementation and Points to Consider
Provides an overview of SBIRT’s benefits, core components, and opportunities for implementation in healthcare settings.

SBIRT Implementation and Process Change Manual for Practitioners
Designed for physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, mental health practitioners, and administrators interested in integrating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) into their practice and sustaining SBIRT through process improvement strategies.

Financing SBIRT
Information on the cost benefits, billing, and coding for reimbursement of SBIRT services.

Electronic Tools for Use in the Continuum of Care for Patients with Addiction
A self-paced online course teaches ways to screen for drug and alcohol use and how new technologies can support cognitive behavioral therapy.

The College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM) 
CollegeAIM is a matrix-based tool that evaluates environmental and individual-level interventions to help school officials make decisions about alcohol intervention strategies.

Understanding and Reframing Addictions

Addressing HIV and Drug Use in Indiana: A Systems Approach
This case study from ASTHO describes how the Indiana State Department of Health addressed an HIV outbreak in Scott County.

Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
This report reviews research on substance misuse and describes how states can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.

Anti-Stigma Toolkit: Guide to Reducing Addiction-Related Stigma
Provides practical information, tips, recommendations, and resources to help people become empowered to reduce negative perceptions and stigma.

The Words We Use Matter. Reducing Stigma through Language.
This factsheet, developed by the National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, explains why the terminology used to describe addiction has contributed to stigma and offers suggestions for choosing language that is not stigmatizing.

Guide for Policymakers: Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment of Risky Substance Use and Addiction
A comprehensive set of policies and practices from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse that delineates specific actions for improving the prevention and treatment of risky substance use and addiction.

Finding Solutions to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Road Map for States
A policy development tool to help states respond to the opioid crisis with effective healthcare and public safety strategies.


Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment
Education targeted at clinicians engaged in the treatment of opioid-dependent patients.

Access to Medications Talking Points
Talking points to help guide discussions with policymakers about access to opioid addiction medications. 

Integrating Substance Use Disorder and Health Care Services in an Era of Health Care Reform
Describes effective models, interventions, and implementation strategies for treating substance use disorders in health care settings.

DATA 2000 8-Hour Waiver Qualifying Buprenorphine Training
An official training activity that satisfies the SAMHSA training requirement for a DATA 2000 physician waiver. Qualifying physicians completing this training can apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. This training activity is provided by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of Substance Use Disorder
The guideline describes the critical decision points for managing substance use disorders and provides recommendations for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA healthcare systems.