Best of SAMHSA Resources for IPBH

These free materials are produced by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that are especially useful for the implementation of Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH) and Health Home initiatives. The list below is produced by the consultants and trainers of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

Treatment Implementation Protocols (TIPs).

Explore the full TIP series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

TIP 24: A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinician Recommends guidelines for primary care clinicians to follow in caring for patients with alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. Discusses screening, assessment, brief intervention, medication-assisted treatment, and legal issues of patient confidentiality.

TIP 29: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities Offers treatment providers guidelines on caring for people with physical disabilities or cognitive disabilities, as well as drug abuse or alcohol abuse problems. Discusses screening, treatment planning and counseling, and linkages with other service providers.

TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Offers guidelines to help clinicians influence the change process in their clients by incorporating motivational interventions into substance abuse treatment programs. Describes different motivational interventions that can be used at all stages of change.

TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment Educates substance abuse counselors and clinicians about detoxification and withdrawal. Addresses patient placement, detox services for specific substances, co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions, financing issues, and screening and assessment tools.

TIP 49: Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies into Medical Practice Provides clinical practice guidelines for using four medications in the medication-assisted treatment of alcoholism and alcohol abuse: acamprosate, disulfiram, oral naltrexone, and extended-release injectable naltrexone. Also discusses patient management.

TIP 54: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders Equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.

Technical Assistance Publications (TAPs)

Explore the full TAP series from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

TAP 32: Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care Offers information to clinicians deciding whether to introduce drug testing in their practice; presents the mechanics of testing and the steps clinicians can take to prepare their staff; and provides guidance on implementing it in their practice.