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Mental Health
 
Please find additional resources in SAHM’s SAHM’s Mental Health Clinical Care Resource Guide
 
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Abuse
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
This clinical report presents practical strategies for reducing the risk of substance use disorders in patients with ADHD and suggestions for safe stimulant prescribing.
 
Tip 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008
This guideline provides substance abuse treatment providers with updated information on co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and advances in treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. It also discusses terminology, assessment, and treatment strategies and models.
 
Tip 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015
These guidelines provide information to help substance abuse treatment counselors work with suicidal adult clients. It covers risk factors and warning signs for suicide, core counselor competencies, clinical vignettes, and information for administrators and clinical supervisors.
 
 
Sexual and Reproductive Health

Please find additional resources in SAHM’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Care Guidelines
 
Reducing the Risk of HIV Infection Association with Illicit Drug Use
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
This policy statement states that physicians should be providing patients with education, instruction on decontamination of used injection drug equipment, improved access to sterile syringes and needles, and post-exposure prophylaxis that may decrease their risk of acquiring HIV-1 infection. They should also assess risk behaviors as part of every health care encounter, including queries about tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use
 
Rapid HIV Testing in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011
This advisory contains basic, introductory information about the benefits of and requirements for incorporating rapid HIV testing (RHT) into substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs.

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Hepatitis
 
Tip 53: Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People with Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011
Aimed at assisting behavioral health professionals who treat people with substance abuse problems in understanding the implications of a diagnosis of hepatitis, this guide discusses screening, diagnosis, and referrals and explains how to evaluate a program's hepatitis practices. There is also a quick clinical guide available
 
 
Chronic Pain/Illness
 
Tip 54: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011
This guideline equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. It also discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
 
 
Violence
 
Please find additional resources in SAHM’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Care Guidelines: Sexual Violence
 
Tip 25: Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2008
Aimed at helping substance abuse treatment providers understand domestic violence and the needs of both survivors and batterers, this guide discusses screening, referral, and treatment, legal issues, and linkages between substance abuse treatment and domestic violence programs.

 


The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.
 

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