Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

SAMHSA is committed to improving prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for mental and substance use disorders.

The Evidence Based Practices Resource Center provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.

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This guide discusses the challenges in care transitions and the need for better care practices and care coordination from inpatient to outpatient behavioral health care, and presents feasible, evidence-based practices that health systems and providers can take to improve patient connection and safety during inpatient to outpatient transition, and provides recommendations specific to both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Suicidal behavior is a major public health problem in the United States. The suicide rate has steadily increased over the past 2 decades. This large-scale cohort comparison study found that SPI+ was associated with a reduction in suicidal behavior and increased treatment engagement among suicidal patients following ED discharge and may be a valuable clinical tool in health care settings.

This article features the three main replicated treatments for suicide: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention, and the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.

Zero Suicide operationalizes the core components necessary for health care systems to transform suicide care into seven elements. Within each element section, find a description of what each element is, why it is necessary to Zero Suicide implementation, a summary of supporting research, and key readings and tools. Use the navigation bar that appears at the top of each element page to jump between sections.

This document evaluates states’ use of best practices in preventing underage drinking, as required by the STOP Act.

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019