This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system.
This document provides guidance to assist state policymakers and practitioners in reforming, implementing, and appropriately targeting commitment law and practice.
An information series that provides clinicians with information related to alcohol.
This toolkit offers guidance to behavioral health officials on developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs that emphasize personal goal setting and actionable strategies for recovery.
The AHRQ Academy developed this two-part document for providers treating opioid use disorder in primary care practices, with an emphasis on communities in rural areas that are among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. Part 1 is an environmental scan describing the significant challenges and barriers to implementing Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) in rural primary care settings, including those related to workforce, stigma, logistics, financing, and policy. Part 2 includes nearly 250 tools and resources available to providers, patients, and communities to help implement MAT in rural primary care settings. These tools have been categorized by topic and address the full spectrum of needs for patients with or at risk for OUD, including prevention, training and education, treatment, and overdose.
This brief provides guidelines on prescribing Opioids for Pain.
This toolkit gives practice principles for integrated treatment for mental illness, substance use disorders, or both, and offers advice from successful programs.
This kit provides tools to assist in developing mental health programs that help prevent or reduce severe aggressive behavioral, emotional, and development issues in children by enhancing the knowledge of parents, caregivers, and providers.
This resource guide for parents offers advice on keeping children substance free, reviews statistics about adolescent substance use, and provides tips on good communication.
The objective of this systematic review is to assess safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of opioids taken long-term for CNCP.
The purpose of this systematic review is to determine optimal doses, routes of administration, and dosing strategies of naloxone for suspected opioid overdose in out-of-hospital settings, and whether transport to a hospital following successful opioid overdose reversal with naloxone is necessary.
Technical brief describing and comparing four core management strategies to reduce psychiatric readmissions--length of stay for inpatient care, transition support services i.e., care provided as the individual moves to outpatient care, short-term alternatives to psychiatric rehospitalization i.e., short-term outpatient care provided in place of psychiatric rehospitalization for those not at significant risk of harm to self or others, and long-term approaches for reducing psychiatric rehospitalization--for patients at high risk of psychiatric readmission.
This manual provides guidance on the use of medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use misuse. It summarizes approved medications, screening and assessment, treatment planning, and patient monitoring.
This environmental scan describes the significant challenges and barriers that may limit access to MAT services in rural primary care settings, including those related to workforce, stigma, logistics, financing, and policy. The report also highlights essential characteristics of effective MAT practices and identifies three innovative models of care that may help overcome challenges to implementing MAT services in rural primary care settings.
This document includes nearly 250 tools and resources available to providers, patients, and communities to help implement MAT in rural primary care settings. These tools have been categorized by topic and address the full spectrum of needs for patients.
This Technical Brief describes promising and innovative medication-assisted treatment (MAT) models of care in primary care settings, describe barriers to MAT implementation, summarize the evidence available on MAT models of care in primary care settings, identifies gaps in the evidence base, and guides future research.
This guide is for physicians using medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.