Implement an Evidence-based Practice

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Findings have shown that when using evidence-based practices, the quality of care improves.

In the field of behavioral health, the term evidence-based practices (EBPs) refers to interventions that

  • have been rigorously tested
  • have yielded consistent, replicable results
  • have proven safe, beneficial, and effective for most people diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders[1]

The goal of the ATTC/NIATx Network of Practice is to help substance abuse treatment agencies implement EBPs.

The Implementation Guide provides advice, resources and templates to help you implement an EBP.

[1]SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, New Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fact Sheets ,