Substance Misuse

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD)

Substance Use Disorder Clinical Support Tools

Provider Tools

  • Screening and Treatment Pocket Card* (2016)

    Resource with screening and treatment algorithms, as well as high level reminders for providers on screening, brief intervention, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy guidance

  • Stabilization Pocket Card *(2016)

    Resource with the stabilization algorithm, as well as information for providers on withdrawal assessment and management of SUD

Patient Tools

Family Tool

Leader Tool

  • Substance Use Disorder: What Line Leaders Need to Know (2021)

    Guide to help leaders identify the signs of substance misuse and/or dependence, educate their service members about treatment options and policy, and address substance misuse early to support mission success, unit readiness, and service and family member fitness

*Created by the Department of Veterans Affairs