Diagnosis & Treatment Planning


Case Studies (Videos)

Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE). Seven case studies on various aspects involved in using opioids as a treatment. Part of an extensive website. 

Medication Assisted Treatment (Videos)

National Council for Behavioral Health. Youtube series on MAT.

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinicians Guide (Training Publication, 40 pages)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).  A how-to guide for primary care and mental health clinicians on approaching alcohol screening and intervention. 2005 Edition.

MAT Advocacy Center (Advocacy Toolkit)

Legal Action Center. Guidelines and helpful documents for Medication-Assisted Treatment for patients.

Benzodiazepines: How they work and how to withdraw, aka "The Ashton Manual" (Article)

Newcastle University, The Institute of Neuroscience. A patient- and provider-centered resource to understand and taper benzodiazepines. This multi-chapter manual walks one through step-by-step for decreasing the use of benzodiazepines.

Medications in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (Review Article)

Christina M. Delos Reyes. A 3 page article discussing the best practices for incorporating medication into primary addiction treatment settings as well as primary psychiatric treatment settings. 

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Article)

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Research-based guide created by NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse as an update to the NIDA Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment.

Use of Pharmacotherapies in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders and Opioid Dependence in Primary Care (Review Article)

Jinhee Lee, Thomas F. Kresina, Melinda Campopiano, Robert Lubran, and H. Westley Clark. A brief, but in-depth article that addresses screening, care and treatment, and relapse prevention in primary care patients with a focus on and discussion of each the pharmacotherapies available to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders.

Prescribe to Prevent (Website)

Prescribe to Prevent. Information for prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits. 

SAMHSA MATx Mobile App (Mobile App)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. App featuring prescribing guide, tools and guidelines and access to critical helplines/treatment locators.