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Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers

This HRSA toolkit provides resources and information to bolster care coordination services for women with opioid use disorder.

Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

This guide from SAMHSA assists providers in offering treatment to women living with substance use disorders. It reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initial use and specific treatment issues and strategies.

White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

Developed to serve as a starting point for a September 2016 national meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids.



Older Adults

Substance Use Treatment for Older Adults 

Older adults age 50 and over with substance use disorders need treatment services that are sensitive to age-related or generational issues.

A Day in the Life of Older Adults: Substance Use Facts 

Linking Older Adults With Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources

People in the Criminal Justice System

Treatment for Pregnant People with Opioid Use Disorder in Jail

Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison

Provides examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community.

Drug Court Resources

Webinars and pocket guides for providing addiction treatment in drug court settings.

Individuals in the Criminal Justice System - ASAM eLearning Courses

People Experiencing Homelessness

Adapting Your Practice: Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients with Opioid Use Disorders

The purpose of this document is to educate clinicians, other direct service providers, and program administrators about optimal care for people with opioid use disorders who are homeless or marginally housed, addressing clinical and programmatic issues.

Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (TIEH)

SAMHSA's Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (TIEH) program expands access to mental and substance use disorders treatment for people experiencing homelessness along with a serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or co-occurring disorders.

Treating Opioid Addiction in Homeless Populations: Challenges and Opportunities Providing Medication Assisted Treatment

This webinar identifies challenges to treating opioid addiction with Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine) in a health center environment, and discusses provider practices to overcome these challenges to promote access and recovery.

Strategies to Address the Intersection of the Opioid Crisis and Homelessness

This document identifies strategies that communities, providers, and policymakers can use to address the intersection of homelessness and the opioid crisis and highlights resources developed by federal and national partners to support such efforts.

People with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities

Mental and Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

This SAMHSA Advisory highlights how mental and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs can better serve people with physical and cognitive disabilities and SUDs and/or serious mental illness (SMI).

The Maryland Addiction Consultation Service is administered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and funded by the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration.