The Resource Library

Publications

  • Addressing Substance Use in Behavioral Health Crisis Care: A Companion Resource to the SAMHSA Crisis Toolkit

    Issue Brief | Publication | August 2020

    Substance use disorders cannot be an afterthought in our approach to crisis care. Fourth in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) "Beyond Beds: Crisis Services," series, this paper highlights states and programs that are demonstrating success in integrating substance use disorders in the three core…

  • State Strategies to Support Access to SUD Treatment Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Issue Brief | Publication | July 2020

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many governors were looking for ways to strengthen substance use disorder (SUD) provider capacity as part of their comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. However, the imperative is now greater than ever as providers and states face unprecedented fiscal challenges, and there are increasing…

  • Review of State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Report | Publication | July 2019

    This report is intended to support state Medicaid agencies and payers in improving access to substance use disorder treatment, with a special focus on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. With support from Arnold Ventures, TAC and partners conducted a review of state activities that have significantly increased…

  • Leveraging Medicaid to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: How Leader States and Health Plans Deliver Evidence-Based Treatment

    Media | Publication | June 2019

    In "State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment," TAC and its partners reported on approaches successfully taken by states to increase both the number of providers delivering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services to people with opioid use disorder, and, more importantly, the number of individuals receiving MAT. In this Health Affairs…

  • State Approaches to Developing the Residential Treatment Continuum for Substance Use Disorders

    Report | Publication | March 2019

    Learn how state Medicaid agencies are taking action to expand the continuum of care available to Medicaid recipients with substance use disorders - and how they are meeting the challenges that come with this newly expanded coverage. With the support of Arnold Ventures, TAC conducted interviews in five states…

  • The Role State Mental Health Authorities Can Play in Delivery of Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care for People with Serious Mental Illness, including those with Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders

    | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this working paper is part of a series compiled by the Technical Assistance Coalition of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if You Have a Best Practice Continuum of Care?"   The…