SAMHSA Helps Translate Science Into Real-Life Practice

The newly launched Evidence-Based Resource Center aims to provide communities and clinicians with the tool kits and guidelines they need to make practical use of their evidence.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched a new Resource Center, aiming to give communities, clinicians, policy makers, and others the tools they need to put evidence-based information into practice.

The Evidence-Based Resource Center ( provides new or updated Treatment Improvement Protocols, tool kits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines , and other science-based resources. The website has an easy-to-use point-and-click system. Users can search by topic, resource, target population, and target audience. The site also includes an opioid-specific resources section.

The center is part of a new comprehensive approach that allows rapid development and dissemination of the latest expert consensus on prevention, treatment, and recovery, SAMHSA says. It also provides communities and practitioners with tools to facilitate comprehensive needs assessment, match interventions to those needs, support implementation, and evaluate and incorporate continuous quality improvement as they translate science into action.

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