Administrative Overhaul Improves Access to Substance Abuse Services for Iowa Patients
Using tools and resources developed by NIATx, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local providers conducted an administrative overhaul of substance abuse services to improve access to care for patients in Iowa.
Comprehensive, Multilingual Social Services Program Brings Valuable Support to the Elderly, Disabled, and Those With Limited English Proficiency
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Onsite Care Teams Enhance Access to Medical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Homeless Individuals
Penobscot Community Health Center provides onsite services at a community health clinic, with psychiatric and medical professionals offering primary care, disease management, mental health, and substance abuse services, along with referrals to additional mental health and other specialty services that may be needed.
Videoconferencing Enhances Access to Psychiatric Care for Children and Adults With Mental Illness in Rural Settings
Psychiatric fellows and residents at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville provide care via videoconferencing to patients in rural parts of the state who otherwise would likely not have had access to such care.
Peer-Based, Interactive Sessions Empower Individuals to Live Successfully With Serious Mental Illness
Trained peer mentors guide individuals with mental illness through lectures and interactive exercises that increase their knowledge and ability to manage their illness, making them feel more confident and more connected with others.
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: A Treatment Improvement Protocol
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders. This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.
Mental Health Services Locator
The Mental Health Services Locator is a searchable database of mental health services and resources around the country.
At Any Age, It Does Matter: Substance Abuse and Older Adults (for Professionals)
Presented on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Prevention Pathways Web site, this online course is for professionals working with older adults or in the substance abuse field. The course addresses the recognition and treatment of alcohol and medication misuse.
About Mood Disorders
This site provides information on depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) and includes mental health screening tools.
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit
The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.