The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers resources on substance abuse. Among them are:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This online report analyzes the many mental health and substance abuse treatment services covered by SCHIP and how to qualify. Web site: www.samhsa.gov/centers/cmhs/cmhs.html.
State Behavioral Health Headlines. This online database is designed for policy-makers, consumers and health-care providers and offers current information on trends in the public sector of behavioral health-care services for each state. Web site: www.samhsa.gov/mc/mc.html.
Guide to Science-Based Practices. This report is a three-part guide to the requirements for a credible substance abuse prevention program. The guide outlines strategies and practices that have produced positive results. Contact: Stephen Gardner; (301) 443-9110.
National Evaluation Data Review Services (NEDS): NEDS, an independent data analysis service contracted by SAMHSA, offers three reports on how sexual and physical abuse impact substance abuse treatment. * The Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment in Reducing Violent Behavior. * The Impact of Prior Physical and Sexual Victimization on Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes. * Sexually Abused Women in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Services and Outcomes. Web site: www.samhsa.gov/csat/csat.htm.
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