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Behavioral Health Practice Guidelines

The Behavioral Health Administration strives to provide reliable resources for practitioners and the community. The following is a non-exhaustive list of national, state, or scholarly articles in various behavioral health domains.

Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol UseDisorder

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Published 2018; reviewed February 2020

Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Published 2020; adopted March 2020

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Published 2016; Reviewed July 2019

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Management of Youth Involved with the Child Welfare System

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Published 2015; reviewed July 2019

Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Published 2017; reviewed December 2019

National Practice Guideline for theTreatment of Opioid Use Disorder

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Published 2020; reviewed April 2020

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)

  ➢Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults​

  American Psychiatric Association (APA)

  Published 2016; reviewed February 2020

  ➢Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for EmergencyDepartments​

   Suicide Prevention Resource Center

   Published June 2015; reviewed January 2020​

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