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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2006) Substance abuse: administrative issues in outpatient treatment. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 46.

External website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book...

This TIP, Substance Abuse: Administrative Issues in Outpatient Treatment, was written to help US administrators work in the changing environment in which outpatient treatment programs operate. The TIP provides basic information about running an outpatient treatment program, including strategic planning, working with a board of directors, relationships with strategic partners, hiring and retaining employees, staff supervision, continuing education and training, performance improvement, outcomes monitoring, and promotion of the program to potential clients, funding agencies, and government officials. More specialized sections address challenges that have emerged and gathered importance in the last decade: preparing a program to provide culturally competent treatment to an increasingly diverse client population, succeeding in a managed care-dominated world by diversifying the funding sources a program draws on, and understanding privacy and confidentiality requirements imposed by Federal legislation.

• Executive Summary
• Chapter 1. Introduction
• Chapter 2. Management Issues
• Chapter 3. Managing Human Resources
• Chapter 4. Preparing a Program To Treat Diverse Clients
• Chapter 5. Outpatient Treatment Financing Options and Strategies
• Chapter 6. Performance Improvement and Outcomes Monitoring
• Appendix A—Bibliography
• Appendix B—Resource Panel
• Appendix C—Cultural Competency and Diversity Network Participants
• Appendix D—Field Reviewers

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Report, Protocol
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment
Identification #
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 46
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Place of Publication
Rockville, MD
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series are US best-practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT's Division of Services Improvement draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIP Series, which are distributed to a growing number of facilities and individuals across the country. These can be accessed through the publisher link
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