Consensus Standards Reached on 11 Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Abuse Conditions

The National Quality Forum used its consensus development process to identify evidence-based practices to treat substance use conditions that should receive high priority for widespread implementation.

The National Quality Forum is a Washington-based not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.

Key Results

  • The National Quality Forum produced a report, National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Treatment of Substance Use Conditions: Evidence-Based Treatment Practices.
  • The report contains voluntary consensus standards on 11 evidence-based practices that fall into four broad categories:
    • Identification of Substance Use Conditions
    • Initiation and Engagement in Treatment
    • Therapeutic Interventions to Treat Substance Use Illness
    • Continuing Care Management of Substance Use Illness