Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions

Inclusion in a Federal List or Registry of evidence-based interventions.

Being reported (with positive effects) in a peer-reviewed journal. Documentation of effectiveness based on the following guidelines:

Information on evidence-based practices can be found in SAMHSA's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices on the Web.

The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance abuse/use disorders. NREPP is intended to serve as a decision support tool, not as an authoritative list of effective interventions. Being included in NREPP, or in any other resource listed in the Guide, does not mean an intervention is "recommended" or that it has demonstrated to achieve positive results in all circumstances.

The Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions: Revised (January 2009) Guidance Document for the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) State Incentive Grant Program provides guidance to state and community planners in applying the SAMHSA SPF to identify and select evidence-based interventions that address local needs and reduce substance abuse problems.