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Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders. This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice

Addictions Counseling Today Update Newsletters (ACT-SAB Update)

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Each issue of the Addictions Counseling Today: Substances & Addictive Behaviors (ACT-SAB) Update provides select research highlights, most of which will appear in subsequent editions of ACT-SAB.

In each update the cited references appear on the last page, ensuring your ease of finding the actual reference should this be important to you.

Updates

Sex and Gender Effects in Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder

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Alcohol Research. 2020;40(3):03. https://doi.org/10.35946/arcr.v40.3.03
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The current article provides a summary of biopsychosocial gender differences in alcohol use disorder (AUD), then reviews existing literature on gender differences in treatment access, retention, outcomes, and longer-term recovery. Among psychotherapies for AUD, there is support for the efficacy of providing female-specific treatment and for female-only treatment settings, but only when female-specific treatment is included.

At the forefront of a pandemic: COVID-19 through the eyes of psychotherapist at a drug treatment facility

The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions associated with it have changed people’s lives in almost all countries. However, very few realize how the lives of people with drug use disorders – who are among the most vulnerable and in need of ongoing care – have changed. On the one hand, the closure of borders during quarantine has led to a dramatic reduction in access to narcotic drugs. On the other hand, loss of income has

New Online Trainings for Professionals Working in the Field of Substance Use Disorders

Created by
International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

In this video, Charlotte Sisson, Senior Foreign Affairs Officer within the Office of Global Programmes and Policy in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, introduces the audience to the work of the INL, Colombo Plan and ISSUP.

Virtual Solutions for Substance Use Care Conference

Virtual,

The COVID-19 pandemic proved that a lot of medicine can be delivered virtually. A lot of sentiments were corrected and a lot of anxieties were proven wrong. Online resources can help to build capacity and provide better access to patients who need care and can’t get it.

Webinar | Building Strength and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C., United States,

Building Strength and Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Parents with Substance Use Disorders and Their Children

A live webinar exploring strategies for building strength and resilience in parents with substance use disorders during this difficult time.

Presenter: Hendrée E Jones, PhD, Executive Director, UNC Horizons, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina