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New Manual Teaches Strategies to Manage Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients
Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery, a new manual which offers substance abuse counselors new insights on working with clients with depressive symptoms and substance use disorders, is now available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The manual is #48 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series. TIPs are best-practice guidelines used for the treatment of substance use disorders, issued by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). This and future TIPs will be organized in a new format.
The new format consists of three parts. The parts of this TIP are:
Parts 1 and 2 are available in one publication, and Part 3 is only available online. Part 1 covers topics for counselors such as counseling approaches, cultural concerns, counselor roles and responsibilities, screening and assessment, treatment planning and processes, and continuing care. Part 2 provides administrators with information about incorporating the management of depressive symptoms into their substance abuse programs, including providing a systematic approach to designing and implementing a supportive infrastructure. Part 3, the literature review, synthesizes the most current knowledge and scientific findings on the topic and is only available online at
TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery is available on the Web at http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/tips/pdf/TIP48.pdf
Printed copies may be obtained free of charge by contacting SAMHSA’s Health Information Network by ordering on-line at http://ncadistore.samhsa.gov/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=17976
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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