SAMHSA is seeking topic suggestions for the 2012 SAMHSA Advisory and the SAMHSA In Brief publications (previously called the Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory and Substance Abuse in Brief Fact Sheet). Completed copies of the Advisories and In Briefs are available at http://www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/brochures/index.htm.
The Advisory publications provide behavioral health professionals with timely information on a broad range of either emerging or hot topics in the behavioral health field. They also briefly describe new, promising treatment approaches related to the health and well-being of clients with behavioral health disorders.
Unlike the Advisory , the In Brief publications are not focused on behavioral health providers. Rather, In Briefs are designed to inform and educate professionals whose work is affected by issues related to substance use or mental health disorders or who provide services for people who have these disorders. These audiences include legal professionals, educators, and primary care providers, to name a few.
In addition to proposing publication topics, SAMHSA would appreciate your input on the type of information you think is important to include in these publications. This might include groundbreaking studies, promising practices, and benefits or limitations of a particular treatment modality.
To provide input on topic recommendations and the type of information that should be included in the In Brief and Advisory publications, please visit the SAMHSA Stakeholder Feedback Forum. The feedback forum will provide an open and transparent process for SAMHSA to seek input from the public and will allow real-time engagement between users.
The forum will be open beginning Monday, December 5 and close Monday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
SAMHSA cannot guarantee that all recommendations will be incorporated, but would like to hear all views. Feedback received on the forum is an important part of the public dialogue and will be evaluated in conjunction with feedback previously received on this issue.
We look forward to hearing your input.