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This page contains links to available Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) and associated documents.

It is created and monitored by the DHSS Library.

What is a Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP)?

"The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency that leads public health efforts to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. An important component of SAMHSA’s work is focused on dissemination of evidence-based practices and providing training and technical assistance to healthcare practitioners on implementation of these best practices.

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series contributes to SAMHSA’s mission by providing science-based, best-practice guidance to the behavioral health field. TIPs reflect careful consideration of all relevant clinical and health services research, demonstrated experience, and implementation requirements. Select nonfederal clinical researchers, service providers, program administrators, and patient advocates comprising each TIP’s consensus panel discuss these factors, offering input on the TIP’s specific topics in their areas of expertise to reach consensus on best practices. Field reviewers then assess draft content and the TIP is finalized."

From the foreword of TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (2021)

Available TIPs