Resources

Communication Techniques - OARS

OARS is a skill-based model of interactions adapted from a client-centered approach used in Motivational Interviewing. These skill-based techniques include verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors. Both verbal and non-verbal techniques need to be adapted to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

OARS stands for:

O = Open Ended Questions

A = Affirmations
R = Reflections
S = Summaries

Motivational Interviewing: Open Questions, Affirmation, Reflective Listening, and Summary Reflections (OARS)

Motivational Interviewing provides a foundation for assisting individuals with developing the rationale for beginning change in their lives. This resources provides basic information about the principles on communicating using motivational interviewing.

Motivational Interviewing: The Basics, OARS
(Adapted from handouts by David Rosengren and from Miller & Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing, 2nd Edition, 2002)

Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings

Created by
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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The success of treatment and recovery of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) can vary. Most often, a combination of factors adds complexities to evaluating the effectiveness of services and interventions.

ContrAdicciones

Created by
Mauricio Zafra Lizcano
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Un sitio web que pone a su disposición múltiples recursos virtuales en su mayoría, para el entrenamiento, prevención y tratamiento de adicciones.

Alcohol Before 18. What's the Harm - A Guide for Parents

Created by
Balance

Talking about alcohol with your children can be a complicated and sensitive topic to navigate.

Young people are absorbing information about alcohol from a range of sources within their environment.

Friends, teachers, and family can shape how a young person views drinking.

As parents, you have more influence than you think. You can help your children to avoid alcohol harms by:

Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2019 Conference Webcasts

The 2019 IOTOD Scientific Committee headed-up the two-day meeting, with international experts invited to speak on topics such as opioid analgesic dependence (OAD), abstinence-based pathways, overdose prevention, and HIV and HCV.

The webcasts from this year’s conference are now available here.

The webcasts cover the following topics: