Substance Abuse Resources

Access resources on the substance abuse service system and on understanding the needs of those with substance abuse issues, links for more information from related substance abuse organizations, and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Publications and Tools
    Research, reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, and tools on the substance abuse system and those having substance abuse issues.
  • Related Web Sites
    Access organizations, resource centers, and clearinghouses with additional information about substance abuse.
  • FAQs
    Brief answers to questions often raised by system of care communities in understanding how the system works and how to best partner with the substance abuse service system.
  • Presentations
    Includes conferences, community site visits, and presentations for other associations that have been conducted within the last year.

What's New

Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2013)

Reviews Medicaid’s role in financing services and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders and discusses services included in State Medicaid plans, the role of the provider, reimbursement, and other factors.

TAP 33: Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)(PDF)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2013)

Describes SBIRT services implementation and core elements of SBIRT programs for individuals with, or at risk for, substance use disorders.

New Webpages for SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)(PDF)

SAMHSA (2013)

Highlights BRSS TACS funding opportunities, how to request training and technical assistance, recovery resources, and what organizations and States are doing to implement recovery concepts, policies, practices and services.

People Recover

SAMHSA (2013)

Tells the story of individuals who are dealing with co-occurring (substance abuse and mental health) disorders through a comic book.