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SAMHSA publication

SAMHSA’s new guide, First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), supports health care providers, systems, and communities to address first-episode psychosis and co-occurring SUDs, particularly in young people. Reducing or stopping substance misuse yields significant improvements in psychotic symptoms, depressive symptoms, and the young person’s ability to lead a meaningful life. This new publication describes relevant research, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers resources for providers. Download the guide here.

New SAMHSA Publication:
Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new joint informational bulletin, Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools. This guidance includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) related treatment services in schools, and describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover these treatment services. Additionally, the guidance summarizes best practice models to facilitate implementation of quality, evidence-based, comprehensive mental health and SUD related services for students.