Engaging in Treatment

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
The ATTC Network undertakes a broad range of initiatives whose mission is to upgrade the skills of existing practitioners and other health professionals and to disseminate the latest science to the treatment community.

Adopting Changes to Improve Outcomes Now (ACTION) Campaign
The ACTION Campaign goals are to increase access to addiction treatment for individuals in need and to keep clients engaged in treatment. The ACTION Campaign is an unprecedented, cross-sector partnership among NGOs, foundations, and government agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS), the Network for the Improvement of Addic-tion Treatment (NIATx) and the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
A national association of addiction psychiatrists and other health professionals who specialize in treating mental health and substance use disorders.

ASAM Patient Placement Criteria
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria (PPC-2R) for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders, Second Edition, Revised are practice guidelines for matching addiction patients to suitable levels of care based on client needs, such as alcohol use, readiness to change, and the presence of co-occurring disorders

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) was founded to enhance the quality of patient care in treatment programs by promoting the growth and development of comprehensive methadone treatment services throughout the United States.

Buprenorphine Physician Locator by State

Buprenorphine Information and Treatment Resources

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with States and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. CSAT also supports SAMHSA’s free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services they need.

TIP 44 Triage and Placement in Treatment Services

TIP 44 Substance Abuse Treatment Planning

TIP 44 Major Treatment Issues and Approaches

TIP 44 Adapting Treatment for Specific Populations

TIP 46 Substance Abuse: Administrative Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment

TIP 47 Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Methadone Treatment Centers by State

Council of State Government Re-Entry Policy Council
The Council of State Governments established the Re-Entry Policy Council (RPC) in 2001 to assist state government officials grappling with the increasing number of people leaving prisons and jails to return to the communities they left behind.

Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Treatment, Policy Planning, and Program Development
This bibliography provides background information on cultural competency, culturally competent treatment, why it is an important component of counseling, and implications for program development, administration, and policy planning.

Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide
This brochure explains the increased risk of HIV transmission among people who abuse substances and stresses the importance of seeking treatment for both substance use and HIV/AIDS.

Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: A Consumer Guide for African Americans
This Consumer Guide focuses on these issues as they specifically impact people in the African American community and explains HIV transmission and stresses the importance of treatment for both substance use and HIV/AIDS. Helpful phone numbers and Web links are included.

Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)
Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national campaign of individuals and organizations joining together with a united voice to advocate for public action to deliver the power, possibility and proof of recovery.

Family Interventions
Two family interventions that have been shown to be effective are Behavioral Couples Therapy and CRAFT—Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy. The 2006 book Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse by Timothy J. O’Farrell and William Fals-Stewart and the 2004 book Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe are useful resources to understand effective family interventions.

Family Matters: Substance Abuse and The American Family
A report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University about parents who use illegal drugs, abuse alcohol and use tobacco and the effect on their children.

Family Justice
Family Justice has emerged as a leading national nonprofit institution dedicated to developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that benefit people at greatest risk of cycling in and out of the criminal justice system.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
A drug education series created by NIDA and SCHOLASTIC INC. for students in grades 6 to 12.

Johnson Institute
The Johnson Institute improves and expands the public’s understanding of addiction as a treatable illness, and promote the power and possibility of recovery from alcoholism, and other drug addiction.

National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
NCADD has state chapters and provides education, information, help, and hope to the public.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)

Led by NIDA, CJ-DATS is a network of research centers, in partnership with criminal justice professionals, drug abuse treatment providers, and Federal agencies responsible for developing integrated treatment approaches for criminal justice offenders and testing them at multiple sites throughout the Nation.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
This guide summarizes the 13 principles of effective treatment, answers common questions, and describes types of treatment, providing examples of scientifically based and tested treatment components.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations: A Research-Based Guide
NIDA’s research-based guide for treating drug abusers involved with the criminal justice system provides 13 essential treatment principles, and includes answers to frequently asked questions and resource information.

National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN)
The CTN “road tests” research-based drug abuse treatments in community treatment programs around the country.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation’s drug control program. Their website contains information on drugs, drug policy, prevention, and treatment.

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
The Rebecca Project for Human Rights is a national legal and advocacy organization for families struggling with the intersecting issues of economic marginality, substance abuse, access to family-based treatment, and the criminal justice system.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

A national, toll-free referral service for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs operated by
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Call: (800) 662-HELP (4357) (English and Español) 
(800) 487-4889 (TDD).

SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.

SAMHSA Treatment locator

Treatment Research Institute
TRI is a not-for-profit research and development organization dedicated to reducing the devastating effects of alcohol and other drug abuse on individuals, families and communities by using science and disseminating evidence-based information.

Treatment Research Institute Law and Ethics Program
TRI’s Law and Ethics program evaluates the impact of criminal justice programs, legal policies, and ethical mandates on substance abuse clients, their families, and the community. The program develops tools to foster clinically suggested improvement in supervision of judicial clients, including a software system that provides real-time information to drug court judges on client progress in treatment and develops training programs for judges.

Unified Family Courts: Treating the Whole Family, Not Just the Young Drug Offender
The American Bar Association (ABA) developed six Unified Family Court (UFC) systems in three U.S. states and one territory and created a network of national groups to help educate the public about Unified Family Courts. UFCs combine the functions of family and juvenile courts to provide a comprehensive approach to treating and educating young drug offenders and their families.

Vera Institute on Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
The Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) provides non-partisan support to government officials and criminal justice professionals charged with addressing their jurisdiction’s sentencing and corrections policy.