Managing Depressive Symptoms In Substance Abuse Clients

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Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery, a new manual which offers substance abuse counselors new insights on working with clients with depressive symptoms and substance use disorders, is now available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The manual is #48 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series. TIPs are best-practice guidelines used for the treatment of substance use disorders, issued by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). This and future TIPs will be organized in a new format.

The new format consists of three parts. The parts of this TIP are:

- Part 1 - Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery


- Part 2 - Managing Depressive Symptoms: An Implementation Guide for Administrators

- Part 3 - Managing Depressive Symptoms: A Review of the Literature

Parts 1 and 2 are available in one publication, and Part 3 is only available online. Part 1 covers topics for counselors such as counseling approaches, cultural concerns, counselor roles and responsibilities, screening and assessment, treatment planning and processes, and continuing care.

Part 2 provides administrators with information about incorporating the management of depressive symptoms into their substance abuse programs, including providing a systematic approach to designing and implementing a supportive infrastructure.

Part 3, the literature review, synthesizes the most current knowledge and scientific findings on the topic and is only available online.