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The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-hour CME Program empowers primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a professional...read more
This Opioid Addiction Treatment guide is designed to help individuals and their families and friends understand what to expect from opioid treatment. It is available to look at online, or to order in print format.
The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally appropriate treatment for youth and young adults (12-24 years old) with substance misuse or substance use disorders. A-CRA is an evidence based treatment developed by Chestnut Health Systems.The brief treatment model can be delivered in...read more
The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services actively promotes practice improvement in prevention, treatment and recovery systems of care. To that end, BSAS has articulated a set of principles which inform practice. BSAS publishes Practice Guidance papers, built on these principles, which describe best practices as well as why and how practice in specific areas can be improved. These are...read more
The Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has created the Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS), a virtual institute to advance addiction science, and addiction-related education and clinical services. BASIS provides a forum for the free exchange of information related...read more
This toolkit (PDF, 100 pages) 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.
This HRSA toolkit is a guide to help health care and social service organization leaders and providers improve care coordination for women with OUD in HRSA-supported programs. The information may also apply to other settings of care and to work with women with substance use disorder more broadly.
The toolkit is organized into three major sections:
- Shifting the culture...
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has designed a set of tools and resources to support organizations in understanding and addressing substance use disorders (SUDs).
The library is organized in five sections, including tips on engaging your entire organization, ways...
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and...read more
If you need advice and support on where to turn, there are many options.
In Crisis / General Information
- Call 911 if you are involved in an urgent, immediate emergency situation
- Go online or call the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline at 800-327-5050 or...
HRiA builds skills, provides tools and resources, and creates opportunities for peer learning through face-to-face, webinar, and eLearning formats. We work directly with clients to apply learned skills and strategies within organizations and communities. Training and technical assistance expertise includes:
Assessment and evaluation
Evidence clearly supports the need to address tobacco use by people being treated for substance use. Tobacco / Nicotine product use includes: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including vape pens, mods, tanks, and...read more
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...read more
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MASSTAPP) supports communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addressing substance abuse prevention, offering technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)-funded programs and other...read more
Find information on licensed alcohol and drug counselors.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services provides links to look up licensed programs and counselors for treatment and prevention of substance use and addictions.
This toolkit provides guidance in regards to the medical, psychological, and social needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, thereby improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. It has been developed to help maternal health providers advance the clinical interventions by offering screening, treatment...read more
The National Library of Medicine's Opioid Resource List provides regularly-updated links related to:
- Understanding Addiction
- Opioid Overdose
- Opioid Drugs
- Treating Opioid Addiction
- Opioid Prescribing
- Pregnancy, Opioid use and...
Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) website offers a number of services. Visitors can learn about the OBAT Nurse Care Manager Model developed at Boston Medical Center (BMC), access free resources, and find out about the...read more
Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol or other drugs (including tobacco)? Are you engaging in behavior that might be putting you or people you care about at risk for physical or emotional harm? Are you having problems in your social, work, or home life that you think might be related to your use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or taking risks?
There are many resources...read more
In this 2-hour Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews course, you will learn how to plan and conduct key informant interviews that produce the valuable information you need to inform your prevention efforts.
In this 2-hour Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics course, you will explore what sustainability looks like in the context of substance misuse prevention—and how to prepare for sustainability planning in your community.
The aim of the Recovery Research Institute is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment.
The mission of the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.
The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and...read more
SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Coupled with “motivational interviewing,” in which the clinician partners with the client to make decisions about the client’s care, SBIRT is used in primary care practices, hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, college and university health...read more
A collection of alcohol and other drug resources from the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed this information to help employers and workers understand the risk of opioid overdose and help them decide if they should establish a workplace naloxone availability and use program.read more
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The effect of wellness and nutrition on addiction and recovery
Wellness and nutrition can affect vulnerability to addiction, and can support or hinder recovery.
Health promotion activities can foster brain and other physical changes that support recovery and assist with management or prevention of cravings....read more