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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
July/August 2009, Volume 17, Number 4 

TIP 50: Literature Review Now Online

Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Part 3: A Review of the Literature is now available online from SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

The third part of Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50 is divided into three sections: a review of recent literature, an annotated bibliography of the literature most central to the topic, and a general bibliography of other available literature. It includes literature that addresses both clinical and administrative concerns.

Cover of the TIP 50 literature review—click to view publication

The review is not intended for academics. Rather, it is written for clinical supervisors, counselors, and administrators who are seeking to apply TIP 50 in their work.

The following topics are addressed in Part 3:

  • Review of the literature pertaining to clinical issues discussed in Part 1 of TIP 50
  • Review of the literature pertaining to administrative issues discussed in Part 2 of TIP 50
  • Information about the methodology used to perform the literature search
  • An annotated bibliography of almost 40 core sources and a general bibliography.

CSAT plans to make ongoing updates to the literature review every 6 months for up to 5 years after first publication—therefore, Part 3 will only be available online.

For more TIPs and other tools for clinicians and administrators, see SAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program Web site.

Previously in SAMHSA News

Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Clients

Suicide Prevention on Campus: Keeping Students Connected



  Statistics on Substance Abuse,  
  Mental Health  
State by State Estimates

State by State Estimates

Every state faces a different set of challenges with substance abuse and mental health issues, including binge drinking and depression.

Treatment Discharges: Latest Data

Treatment Discharges: Latest Data

SAMHSA's Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) recently updated its data on discharges from treatment facilities.


  Treatment Updates  
TIP 50: Literature Review

TIP 50: Literature Review

Part 3 of TIP 50, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment, is available.

Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Need, Barriers

Many people who need treatment for an alcohol problem are not seeking help. Why?

National Directory Updated and Available

National Directory Updated and Available

An updated guide to finding local substance abuse treatment programs is available.


  Real Warrior Campaign  
Reaching Out Makes a Real Difference

Reaching Out Makes a Real Difference

The Real Warriors Campaign is fighting the stigma of asking for help.


  Prevention Update  
Retail Tobacco Sales to Youth

Retail Tobacco Sales to Youth

Retail sales of tobacco products to young people continue to drop.

Parent Involvement Makes a Difference

Parent Involvement Makes a Difference

Parents play an important role in preventing substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention Update

Suicide Prevention Update

New funding, Web site redesign to improve navigation, and more.


  Grants  
Prevention Awards

Prevention Awards

To advance community-based prevention programs, $190 million to 25 grantees.

Calculating Program Allotments

A new guide provides information on procedures to calculate allocations for some key block and formula grants.

Drug Free Communities: Continuation Awards

More than 500 community coalitions nationwide recently received Drug Free Communities (DFC) continuation awards for their programs.


  Health Reform  
Nine Core Principles

Nine Core Principles

Ensuring current reform efforts include mental health and substance abuse issues.


  Mental Health  
Forecasting the Next 5 Years

Forecasting the Next 5 Years

Changes are coming to create “whole health,” person-centered care.


  Adolescents & Young Adults  
Need Treatment? Many Say No

Need Treatment? Many Say No

Nearly 7 million Americans age 18 to 25 were classified as needing treatment in the past year.


  Recovery Month  
Celebrating 20 Years of Recovery

Celebrating 20 Years of Recovery

Get up–to–the–minute updates on September's events.


  Also in this Issue  
Under the Influence: Fathers and Alcohol Use

Under the Influence: Fathers and Alcohol Use

Does dad's drinking affect his adolescent children?

Methadone Advisory

New information on the dangers of methadone in combination with other drugs.



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