New Efforts for Evidence-Based Practices for Opioid Use and Serious Mental Illness

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New Efforts To Advance Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health

SAMHSA announces new technical assistance programs to advance evidence-based practices for opioid use and serious mental illness (SMI). 

SAMHSA announces new major efforts to implement evidence-based practices for opioid use and SMI. The Opioid State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (TA) effort will address the specific needs of states and local jurisdictions to address the opioid crisis in their communities and provide TA on evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery. The program will ensure that Americans suffering from opioid use disorders will gain access to the life-saving, evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and psychosocial services they need.
Further supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral health, SAMHSA has also released a new funding opportunity to develop a national Center of Excellence dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based practices to treat individuals living with SMI. The Clinical Support Services SMI TA Center will provide training and education to providers across the country to treat the nation's most vulnerable populations. 

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