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Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System

Learn more about the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS), California’s continuum of care modeled after the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria for substance use disorder treatment services. DMC-ODS enables more local control and accountability, provides greater administrative oversight, creates utilization controls to improve care and efficient use of resources, implements evidenced based practices in substance abuse treatment, and coordinates with other systems of care. This approach provides the beneficiary with access to the care and system interaction needed in order to achieve sustainable recovery.

DMC-ODS is one component of CalAIM, a multi-year initiative by DHCS to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of our population by implementing broad delivery system, program, and payment reform changes across the Medi-Cal (California Medicaid) program.

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Medications for Opioid Addiction Handbook

This tool is for anyone who is looking for help or information about misuse of prescription pain medication or other opioids or wants to learn more about medications that help with recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD). Created by SAMHSA, this handbook provides easy to understand and accessible information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options for OUD.

SAMHSA acknowledges that this handbook and decision support website do not explore all effective treatment approaches, alternative treatments, or recovery pathways for OUD. These tools are intended to help make objective, research-based information accessible to individuals and families facing specific decisions about medication for opioid use disorder, rather than to promote any single treatment option. SAMHSA emphasizes that evidence supports that medications are best used in combination with recovery support, lifestyle changes, and professional treatment. This handbook is for informational purposes only.

Community Engagement Media Toolkit

Interested in working with your local media to prevent underage drinking? This SAMHSA toolkit offers best practices and resources for engaging the media to promote underage drinking and substance use prevention. “Talk. They Hear You.” is SAMHSA’s national youth substance use prevention campaign, designed to help parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action to prevent underage drinking and other substance use.

“Talk. They Hear You.” celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting a campaign relaunch event during National Prevention Week 2023.

Addressing Stigma and Substance Use Disorders

This course, designed to serve a broad audience including health care and behavioral health administrators and supervisors, direct care providers of behavioral health service and students in pre-service classes, provides content valuable for myriad professionals to consider in their day-to-day work when serving people with substance use disorders. The topics selected provide content identified in the literature as critical and will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the nature and context of stigma.

Understanding Substance Use Disorders

Understanding Substance Use Disorders is a 2-hour, self-paced course that provides a science-based introduction to substance use, substance use disorders (SUDs), and SUD treatment. It was designed for undergraduate, graduate

What are Opioids?

This video from Demystifying Medicine McMaster covers the basics of opioids, opioid use disorder (OUD), opioid overdose, and addiction/physical dependence.