ASAM Criteria

Best practices alcohol and drug rehab

13 principles of effective treatment

(National Institutes of Health, NIDA 1999)

NIDA Principal BoardPrep
1. Varied treatment approaches
2. Treatment is readily available
3. Attends to multiple needs, not just drug use
4. Continuous assessment and modification of plan
5. Adequate duration of time in treatment services
6. Individual, group, behavioral counseling
7. Medications assisted treatment
8. Integrated treatment of mental health issues  
9. Medical detoxification is part of larger care plan
10. Treatment does not have to be voluntary
11. Continuous monitoring for drug use
12. Assessment for infectious diseases and plan
13. Recovery is treated as a long-term process


Matching BoardPrep Treatment Principles to NIDA