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TIP 55: Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless

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This Treatment Improvement Protocol, or TIP, equips service providers with guidelines to support the care of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment. It discusses prevention and treatment as part of integrated care. For SAMHSA/CSAT’s Knowledge Application Program (KAP), CDM assists in making knowledge developed through CSAT’s grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements available to substance abuse treatment counselors and other professionals.

Faces of Change: Do I have a problem with alcohol or drugs?

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Faces of Change, a comic-book format publication written for SAMHSA, won a 2006 Grand Award, the highest award bestowed by the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence in the category of One-of-a-Kind Publications. Faces of Change is designed for reading-challenged adults in clinical treatment for substance abuse.

The full-color comic-book format was a " first" for CSAT and has proved to be popular with clinicians whose clients struggle with reading. The booklet mirrors the steps necessary for recovery and the daily challenges of resisting the "triggers" that lead to drug or alcohol abuse.

HIV/AIDS—Is Your Adult Client at Risk?

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This pocket tool for substance abuse treatment providers based on TIP 37 provides quick tips to help substance abuse treatment providers talk to clients about HIV/AIDS risk assessment and reduction. Guidelines include questions to help providers raise client awareness of risky behavior and ways to change behaviors to prevent HIV.

TIP 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

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This TIP provides guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors work with suicidal adult clients. It covers risk factors and warning signs for suicide, core counselor competencies, clinical vignettes, and information for administrators and clinical supervisors.

Quick Guide For Clinicians: Based on TIP 49

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This Quick Guide for Clinicians guides physicians in the use of medications to help patients achieve abstinence from alcohol. It describes how the medications work, whom they benefit, and side effects for three FDA-approved medications: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone.

Drugs, Alcohol, and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans

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This publication is designed to increase awareness among African American consumers about the link between HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The colorful brochure explains the increased risk of HIV transmission and the importance of treatment for alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

National Report for the NEXT Generation Health Study

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The NEXT Generation Health Study is a seven-year longitudinal study of a representative sample of U.S. students starting in the 10th grade. The goals of this study are to identify how adolescent health behaviors and health status change provide insight into the predictors of risk behaviors during adolescence and to identify the family, peer, and other social factors that promote positive health behaviors over time.

NEXT Generation Health Study Report to School Administrators

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This report was prepared as part of the NEXT Generation Health Study and the Health Behaviors in School-Age Children Survey

Keep Kids Alcohol Free: Strategies for Action

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This easy-to-use, 17-page booklet introduces three basic strategies to prevent alcohol use by children aged 9 to 15 and explains how these strategies can be put into practice in the home, school, and community. It also lists first steps to help people get local campaigns started and provides direct links to online sources of information about developing more comprehensive community-wide programs.

How Does Alcohol Affect the World of a Child?

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This concise and easy-to-read National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) brochure pulls together a range of statistics on alcohol use by children and its impact on their health and well-being, along with the broader impact of alcohol use on society. It is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, administrators, school counselors, and others concerned with keeping children alcohol-free. Included is an "Ask Yourself" section, which provides questions that readers should consider when addressing the problem of alcohol use by children.

COCE Overview Papers: Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders

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This overview paper of the COCE series defines terms used for substance-related disorders, such as substance abuse; mental disorders, serious emotional disturbances, and serious mental illness; co-occurring disorders; and program types as well as integrated screening, assessment, and interventions.