HHS Agency Resources

The following resources from U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies provide additional information on alcohol and drug misuse and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery for a range of audiences and populations.








  • Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care: This publication provides a core set of competencies, organized into nine competency categories, for behavioral health and primary care providers. The core competencies are deemed necessary for providing integrated care in diverse settings with diverse populations.
  • Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders: This handbook is designed to help people with an opioid use disorder make informed decisions concerning their care with information about MAT, various treatment options to support recovery, and resources to discuss their preferences with a provider.
  • MATx for Opioids Mobile App: This free app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, as well as those who plan to do so in the future. Also includes guidelines for prescribing buprenorphine.
  • Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Brief Guide: This guide provides evidence on the effectiveness of available medications for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and guidance for the use of medications in clinical practice.
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: This toolkit provides guidance to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
  • Talk. They Hear You: This mobile app features an interactive simulation that helps parents learn the do’s and don’ts of talking to kids about underage drinking.