SAMHSA In Brief
SAMHSA's Voice Awards recognize consumer/peer leaders and TV and film professionals who educate the public about the experiences of people with behavioral health problems. Through their work and personal stories of resilience, both groups demonstrate that people can and do recover from mental and substance use disorders and lead full and meaningful lives in their communities. The 2013 Voice Awards ceremony is scheduled for August.
National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month. Now in its 24th year, the month-long recognition event promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people do recover. The 2013 theme is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on the Pathway to Wellness." Find an event in your area to join the celebration of positive and personal recovery messages in communities across the country.
Three New SAMHSA Resources Available
TIP 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men
This publication presents the specific treatment needs of adult men with substance use disorders. TIP 56 reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initiation of substance use among men and specific treatment issues and strategies.
Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States
This publication provides states and other payers with information on the prevalence and use of behavioral health services; step-by-step instructions to generate projections of utilization under insurance expansions; and factors to consider when deciding the appropriate mix of behavioral health benefits, services, and providers to meet the needs of newly eligible populations.
TAP 33: Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
This resource describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for people with or at risk for substance use disorders. General administrative and managerial information for SBIRT services are provided, including effectiveness, implementation, and related models; challenges and barriers to implementation; and cost and sustainability.