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Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder Toolkit


Welcome to the Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder Toolkit. This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources that can be used by your organization to implement substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs.

There are seven modules in this toolkit. Each module contains resources and information that your organization can use to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain rural programs to prevent and treat substance use disorder. There are more resources on general community health strategies available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.


Module 1: Introduction
Overview of substance use disorders in rural communities in the U.S. and unique challenges that rural communities face.

Module 2: Program Models
Evidence-based and promising program models for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of promising substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs that have been implemented in rural communities.

Module 4: Implementation
Important issues to consider and address when implementing a rural substance use disorder prevention and treatment program.

Module 5: Evaluation
Tools that can help with the evaluation of a substance use disorder prevention and treatment program.

Module 6: Sustainability
Resources to help with planning for the sustainability of a substance use disorder prevention and treatment program in a rural community.

Module 7: Dissemination
Ideas and resources for disseminating findings from substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs.