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Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP)

Evidence-based practices are skills, techniques, and strategies that can be used by a practitioner. Such practices describe core intervention components that have been shown to reliably produce desirable effects and can be used individually or in combination to form more complex procedures or programs. Evidence-based programs consist of collections of practices that are done within known parameters (philosophy, values, service delivery structure, and treatment components) and with accountability to the consumers and funders of those practices. Evidence-based programs represent a way to translate the conceptual, goal-oriented needs of program funders and agency directors into the specific methods necessary for effective treatment, management, and quality control. (National Implementation Research Network)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published EBP Toolkits. The toolkits may be purchased for free if in stock or downloaded from the SAMHSA website. The list of EBP Toolkits with the associated link is listed below.

There are over 200 nationally recognized Evidence-Based Practices such as: Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Double Trouble in Recovery, The ICCD Clubhouse Model, Motivational Interviewing, etc.

Visit SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) to learn more.


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