Substance Use Resources

Substance Use Resources

NEW: Clinical substance use consultation and resources

The CCC offers free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians through the Substance Use Warmline at (855) 300-3595. Consultation is available Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m EST, from addiction medicine-certified physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in pharmacotherapy options for opioid use. Voicemail is available 24-hours a day.

Please note: CCC consultation services are for healthcare providers only. We cannot assist patients or family members of patients at this time. If you are a patient who needs assistance with HIV and substance use topics, please visit our Resources for Patients section for additional information.

In support of its consultation services, The CCC maintains the following library of clinical guidelines and resources focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians.

Up-to-date guidelines for substance use management

Current guidelines for managing substance use in your patients. Guidelines on this page are revised as external guidelines are updated.

Substance Use Guidelines

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Practice Guidelines
    Open Link Open Link | From ASAM
  • SAMHSA Best Practices Guildelines
    Open Link Open Link | From SAMHSA

Clinical substance use management resources

We’ve compiled treatment protocols, recommendations, tools, literature, and links to aid you in providing the highest-quality substance use management services in your practice, including providing treatment, assessing and screening, finding additional provider education and technical assistance, understanding regulations and protocols, and identifying services in your region.

Substance Use Treatment

  • Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
    Open PDF Open PDF | From NIH
  • CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
    Open Link Open Link | From CDC
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
    Open Link Open Link | From AACAPP


Substance Use Screening and Assessment

  • National Institute of Drug Abuse Drug Screening Tool: Evidence-based screening resource of establishing an SBIRT protocol
    Open Link Open Link | From NIDA
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse Drug Screening Tool Instructions for Clinicians: NIDA Screening Tool rationale
    Open Link Open Link | From NIDA
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Practitioner’s Guide: Screening and Intervention for Youth
    Open Link Open Link | From NIH
  • Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction: Appendix B, Assessment and Screening Instruments
    Open Link Open Link | From NIH


Clinical Training and Technical Assistance

  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network: Education and resources for addiction treatment and recovery providers
    Open Link Open Link | From SAMHSA
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Information and training for providers on drug use and treatment
    Open Link Open Link | From NIDA
  • SBIRT Training Program: Clinical training on Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment for substance use Problems
    Open Link Open Link | From SAMHSA
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment: Training and mentoring resources
    Open Link Open Link | From PCSSMAT
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies: Training and mentoring resources
    Open Link Open Link | From PCSS-O


Regulations and Protocols

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services SBIRT Coverage Fact Sheet
    Open PDF Open PDF | From DHHS


Service Locators

  • SAMHSA Buprenorphine Treatment Physician Locator
    Open Link Open Link | From SAMHSA
  • SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Directory
    Open Link Open Link | From SAMHSA