Recovery Resource Library

Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

Recovery Resource Library

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Drug addiction is a complex disorder that can involve virtually every aspect of an individual’s functioning—in the family, at work and school, and in the community.

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Opioid Use in Rural Communities

Rural Health Research RECAP

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Opioids are prescribed for pain relief; most recognizable are morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Opioids also include the illegal drug, heroin. Opioid use disorder (OUD) (to include prescription drugs and heroin) is the fastest growing substance use problem in the nation. During 2008-13, 4.7% of U.S. residents ages 12 and older reported using non-medical opioids…

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Journal of Drug Issues

John F. Kelly, Sarah J. Dow and Cara Westerhoff

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According to nationally representative surveys, approximately 23 million Americans aged 12 or older meet diagnostic criteria for a past-year DSM-IV diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2008). Substance-related conditions confer a massive burden of disease, huge social costs,and a financial impact which far exceeds that of highly…

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Guidance to States: Treatment Standards for Women with Substance Use Disorder

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

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This guide is meant to assist States in creating their own, State‐specific, treatment standards for women with SUDs.  For each element, NASADAD has summarized the existing State standards and selected other resources pertaining to the service element.

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Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

SAMHSA

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This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment. It provides three necessary steps to complete prior to utilizing a treatment center and the five signs of a quality treatment center, which include a review of the accreditation, medication, evidence-based practices, position on the role of families, and support networks.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General

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This Surgeon General’s Report has been created because of the important health and social problems associated with alcohol and drug misuse in America. As described in this Report, a comprehensive approach is needed to address substanceuse problems in the United States.

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States

CDC

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Readers can use this document as a general reference for evidence-based practices that have been successfully implemented in the U.S. and are effective in reducing rates of opioid overdose. This document also provides readers with straightforward explanations of how and why these strategies work, summaries of major research on these topics, and examples of organizations…

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse, July 2018

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For much of the past century, scientists studying drugs and drug use labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions about the nature of addiction. When scientists began to study addictive behavior in the 1930s, people addicted to drugs were thought to be morally flawed and lacking in willpower. Those views shaped society’s responses…

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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Handbook

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you’ve thought about cutting down or cutting out narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or other opioid drugs, this tool can help. You can also link to videos of real people talking about their lived experiences with many of the topics covered.

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Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help…

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Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Opioid Misuse Strategy 2016

CMS

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The mission of CMS’s Opioid Misuse Strategy is to impact the national opioid misuse epidemic by combating non-medical use of prescription opioids, opioid use disorder, and overdose through the promotion of safe and appropriate opioid utilization, improved access to treatment for opioid use disorders, and evidence-based practices for acute and chronic pain management.

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