Pandemic Response Resources


Federal Resources

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SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.  SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner possible.


Other Federal Resources


Resources from the ATTCs


circles on a blue and green backgroundTelehealth Learning Series for SUD Tx and Recovery Support Providers
This Telehealth Learning Series is a facilitated, FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers and peer support specialists faced with transitioning their services to the use of telephone and videoconferencing methods in response to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  LEARN MORE.

Mid-America ATTC Collaboration Telehealth Learning & Consultation Tuesdays
Mid-America ATTC
The Mid-America ATTC, in partnership with the Mid-America MHTTC, and Mountain Plains MHTTC, is hosting Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays, an online series for providers new to or unfamiliar with telehealth to ask questions of our specialists and hear practical advice.

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Online Telephone and Support Groups
backs of people with arms around shouldersMountain Plains ATTC
Treatment providers and peer support specialists looking for online and telephone support groups for their patients/peers should review the list compiled by the Mountain Plains ATTC. Both 12 Step and none 12 Step-based online support groups are identified. This is not an exhaustive list but the links are active. After an initial review NONE of these sites are associated with specific treatment/recovery centers and do not require individuals to register first to access online group support services. Download List (Accessible)

Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need A Bigger Boat! 
Great Lakes ATTC
(Watch Below)

Participants will review strategies for preparation, as well as skills to employ during, and following remote counseling sessions that support the effective use of telephone and video mediums.

  • Part 1  Recording Coming Soon!
  • Part 2  Recording Coming Soon!

Building Recovery Capital through Digital Health Technologies
Mountain Plains ATTC
This 4-part recorded video series showcases digital health technologies related to recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorders, thereby helping behavioral health peer recovery, clinical and administrative staff become familiar with and develop/increase their digital health technology skills. 

A Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes
Mountain Plains ATTC
Helping individuals remain in treatment or continue to participate in recovery support services can be difficult. However, with advances in both technology and science, text messages can be used to increase engagement, enhance education about the individual’s condition, and help patients manage craving and other negative thoughts/moods. This step-by-step guide contains information for treatment and recovery support providers on how to use text messages to expand the reach of their services. The guide can be used in conjunction with the webinar or as a stand-alone resource.

Where to Begin… Essential Tips for Using Videoconferencing to Deliver SUD Treatment and Recovery Services Webinar
Mountain Plains ATTCTips for using videoconferencing to deliver SUD treatment and recovery services
Telebehavioral health, what is it? In this enhanced professional learning series, learn more about ethical considerations in Telebehavioral Health Practice.
Click here to view the webinar.


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