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Evidence Based Practices: Documents & Resources


The Division of Behavioral Health strongly encourages behavioral health providers in Alaska to implement evidence-based practices and effective program models. Evidence-based practices are defined as interventions that have shown consistent scientific evidence of producing preferred outcomes for the individuals they serve.

Online resources for implementing evidence-based practices


Below are various resources on evidence-based services and implementation than can be used to identify and plan program models and to ground programmatic decisions in best practices and evidence for the population being served.

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • ASAM Criteria
    Guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions
NIH – National Institute on Drug Abuse