Publications

 ASAM’s Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group Performance Panel submitted this report to the ASAM Board of Directors with the goal of the performance measures being adopted by the organizations that address population health as well as the health status of individual patients and the health care services rendered to patients. This would help addiction medicine become more relevant within the broader... Read More

This guide is designed to help individuals, their families and friends, understand what to expect from Opioid Treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.

This Issue Brief from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, released October 2014, relates to the launch of an ATTC initiative to advance the integration of substance use disorder (SUD) services and health care. The Brief explains why it is critical to the health and wellness of communities to specifically address the unique issues involved in integrating substance use disorder services and health care.... Read More

This toolkit is designed for provider organizations in the addictions field, their executives, managers and human resources staff. It includes practical resources and information to guide and assist providers as they face workforce issues associated with substance use, misuse and recovery among employees.

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT) features original research, systematic reviews and reports on meta-analyses and, with editorial approval, special articles on the assessment and treatment of substance use and addictive disorders, including alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, and nicotine. JSAT values high quality empirical research that is relevant for translation by treatment practitioners from all... Read More

Word Cloud of Peer Support Responses about Compensation

This study from the The College for Behavioral Health Leadership examines wages and salaries for the peer specialist workforce with a specific focus on pay rate differences between the types of organizations in which they work, regional differences in compensation, and any prevailing inequities.

This report, from the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care, surveys literature on peer support workers in mental health and subsance use & addictions.  The authors describe the roles, reimbursement options, settings, history, and other aspects of peer work in behavioral health.