Best Practice Resources

A "best practice" is supported by research and evidence-based. Find our collection of Concurrent Disorders Best Practices Resources below.

Concurrent Disorders Resources

 

Health Canada, Best Practices, Concurrent Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders (2012)

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Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Concurrent Disorders

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CCSA Topic Summary (youth):  When Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems Collide (Topic Summary)

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CCSA Screening Article: Essentials of … Screening for Youth Substance Abuse and Mental Health - Click here for online PDF

CCSA, Rapid Review: Seeking Safety: The Benefits of Gender-specific versus Co-Educational Therapy (Rapid Review)

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Substance Use Specific Resources

CCSA Report: An examination of the concept of harm reduction.arm Reduction: What’s in a Name? - Click here for online PDF

CCSA Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Current Challenges and Choices - Click here for online PDF

 

CCSA, Rapid Review: Effective Interventions to Manage Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in Seniors (Rapid Review)

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Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO),  Clinical Best Practices Guidelines: Engaging Clients Who Use Substances (2015) - Click here for online PDF

 

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Clinical Best Practices Guidelines: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (2009) - Click here for online PDF

 

CCSA Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Childhood and Adolescent Pathways to Substance Use Disorders (Report)

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CCSA, CCENDU Bulletin: Misuse of Opioids in Canadian Communities (CCENDU Bulletin, April 2013) - Click here for online PDF

 

CCSA Summary Report: Essentials of … Comprehensive Addiction Medicine Assessment - Click here for online PDF

Mental Health Specific Resources

CAMH, Suicide Prevention and Assessment Handbook (2010) - Click here for online PDF

Working With the Client Who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services (Simon Fraser University, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction,  B.C. Ministry of Health) - Click here for online PDF

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour (2009) - Click here for online PDF

Screening Tools

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) website has a detailed list of screening tools for use in mental health and substance use settings - Click here for website link

 

Quality Improvement

Health Quality Ontario’s “Quality Compass” is a comprehensive evidence-informed searchable tool designed to support leaders and providers as they work to improve health care performance in Ontario. Quality Compass is centered around priority health care topics with a focus on best practices, change ideas linked with indicators, targets and measures, and tools and resources to bridge gaps in care and improve the uptake of best practices - Click here for website link

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