Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment - Implementing EBPs

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-TAP31-coverWant help implementing evidence-based practices in your adolescent substance abuse treatment system?
1.  Check out The Change Book (available free from the ATTC); and
2.  Get a copy of Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, a new free publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Here's what SAMHSA has to say about it:
Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 31: Implementing Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs provides guidance on integrating evidence-based practices (EBPs) into substance abuse treatment programs.
Written for substance abuse treatment administrators, managers, and supervisors, TAP 31 suggests practical and efficient approaches for introducing and implementing EBPs.
It includes:

  • steps for assessing an organization's readiness to adopt new practices,
  • identifying priorities in adopting EBPs,
  • evaluating progress, and
  • sustaining change over time.

TAP 31 complements the best practices described in the CSAT's Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs). 
For help improving your adolescent substance abuse treatment services, download or order your free copy today! Also, be sure to look for more SAMHSA publications here.
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Updated: September 23 2009