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Implementing trauma-informed approaches in access to recovery programs

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Information on SAMHSA's Access to Recovery program, and its approach to trauma-informed care (TIC) in treatment and recovery services. Provides background on trauma-informed care, and how the principles of TIC align with recovery principles. Discusses key client subgroups and their trauma histories. These groups include gender and gender identity, military members, the criminal justice-involved, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and African Americans. Describes the founding principles of trauma-informed services, and outlines steps to make trauma-informed changes in treatment and recovery services. Discusses how to become trauma-informed at the systems level. Highlights local programs participating in the Access to Recovery program. Includes resources for further information.

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