In recent years, evidence-based practices have grown in popularity. Currently, both the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have made the distribution of and research on evidence-based practices a high priority. Evidence-based practices are prevention or treatment interventions that have been scientifically shown through controlled clinical studies to be effective. Evidence-based practices are reputed to be better than other approaches because scientific evidence, rather than tradition or anecdotal justifications, suggests they are effective.

SAMHSA has developed an online registry of evidence-based programs and practices known as the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). This is a searchable Web site that allows users to locate evidence-based substance abuse and mental health interventions. All of the ...

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