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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. [SAMHSA, US] (2011) Addressing viral hepatitis in people with substance use disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series 53. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 146 p. HHS publication no. (SMA) 11-4656.

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The main objective of this Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is to improve care for clients with SUDs by increasing knowledge of viral hepatitis among staff in behavioral health programs that provide substance abuse treatment. Some surveys have shown that substance abuse treatment providers are not well informed about viral hepatitis (Strauss et al., 2006). Clients often perceive that counselors do not have the information they need (Munoz-Plaza, Strauss, Astone, Des Jarlais, & Hagan, 2004). With up-to-date information, counselors, health professionals, and administrators in SUD treatment settings can encourage clients to understand the serious nature of hepatitis, risk factors, the importance of liver wellness, screening, treatment options, and ways to avoid spreading— or contracting—hepatitis.

Other behavioral health treatment providers (e.g., counselors in mental health treatment settings, nurses, mid-level providers) will also find useful information in this TIP. Information is provided in lay terms so that it can be understood by readers who do not have medical training.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Protocol
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:SAMHSA, US
Date:December 2011
Pages:146 p.
Publisher:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Corporate Creators:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Place of Publication:Rockville, MD
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral hepatitis
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences

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