Acronyms and Terminology
Definitions for common acronyms, abbreviations and other terms used in the Addiction Treatment industry.
SUD – Substance Use Disorder – Treatment Track
SUD – Substance Use Disorder
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are treatable, chronic diseases characterized by a problematic pattern of use of a substance or substances leading to impairments in health, social function, and control over substance use.
Detox - Detoxification
“Detoxification,” is a process involving sub-acute care that is provided on a residential or an outpatient basis to assist clients who meet the placement criteria for this component to withdraw from the physiological and psychological effects of substance abuse.
Res 1 – Residential Treatment
“Residential Treatment,” is provided on a residential basis 24 hours-per-day, 7 days-per-week, and is intended for clients who meet the placement criteria for this component. For the purpose of these rules, there are five levels of residential treatment that vary according to the type, frequency, and duration of services provided.
DNT – Day or Night Treatment with Community Housing
“Day or Night Treatment with Community Housing,” is provided on a nonresidential basis at least 5 hours each day and at least 25 hours each week and is intended for clients who can benefit from living independently in peer community housing while undergoing treatment.
IOP – Intensive Outpatient Treatment
“Intensive Outpatient Treatment,” is provided on a nonresidential basis and is intended for clients who meet the placement criteria for this component. This component provides structured services each day that may include ancillary psychiatric and medical services.
OP – Outpatient Treatment
“Outpatient Treatment,” is provided on a nonresidential basis and is intended for clients who meet the placement criteria for this component.
MH – Mental Health – Treatment Track
A mental disorder is characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behavior. It is usually associated with distress or impairment in important areas of functioning.
Res II - Residential Treatment
A Level II facility provides a structured group treatment setting with 24 hour per day, 7 days per week supervision for five or more residents who range from those who have significant deficits in independent living skills and need extensive supervision, support and assistance to those who have achieved a limited capacity for independent living, but who require frequent supervision, support and assistance.
PHP – Partial Hospitalization Program
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a level of care that provides clients with access to a safe, structured treatment environment without total disruption of their daily routines. PHP allows your loved one to either live at our residential facilities during treatment, or stay home and commute to treatment every day. It’s a full-time mental health counseling program that requires dedication and commitment to improving one’s health and wellness.
IOP – Intensive Outpatient Program
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate mental health problem areas. It’s designed for clients who are want to continue working and attending to their daily lives but need a degree of supportive treatment. IOP is often used as a transitional step between residential-style mental health therapy programs and living without support. In general, IOP works much like PHP, but is a less rigorous option.
OP - Outpatient Program
Outpatient therapy is defined as any psychotherapy service offered when the client is not admitted to a hospital, residential program, or other inpatient settings. Outpatient therapy is a resource for individuals seeking support for mental health concerns who do not require round-the-clock support or safety monitoring
Agencies and Organiztions
DCF – Department of Children and Family Services
Department of Children and Family Services works in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.
AHCA – Agency for Healthcare Administration
The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) is Florida’s primary health care agency. AHCA is responsible for overseeing many of Florida’s health care programs and finding ways to improve health care services for Florida’s 21.9 million residents
JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
“JCAHO” means the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home health care, laboratory and nursing care center services.
BBB – Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a private organization that provides the public with information on businesses and charities. It also handles consumer complaints about firms. The nonprofit bureau has developed a rating system for businesses based on a scale of A+ to F.
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NAATP - National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has stepped up in this uncertain time to address the need for uniform ethics standards across the industry and within its membership, establishing itself as the professional voice of high-quality, ethical care.
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
ACC – Accountable Care Community
ACO – Accountable Care Organization
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASI – Addiction Severity Index
AUDIT – Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
BAC – Blood Alcohol Content
BASICS – Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students
BNST – Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis
BRAIN – Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies
CADCA – Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
CARA – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
CARPS – Computerized Alcohol-Related Problems Survey
CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CCO – Coordinated Care Organization
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CeA – Central Nucleus of the Amygdala
CIDI – Composite International Diagnostic Interview
CMCA – Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol
CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CRF – Corticotropin-Releasing Factor
CSA – Controlled Substances Act
CTC – Communities That Care
DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration
DSM-IV – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition
DSM-5 – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
DUI – Driving Under the Influence
DS – Dorsal Striatum
EBI – Evidence-Based Interventions
EHR – Electronic Health Record
FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
FBT – Family Behavior Therapy
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Center
GABA – Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
HEDIS – Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration
ICCPUD – Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
IOM – Institute of Medicine, now known as the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
LST – Life Skills Training
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MET – Motivational Enhancement Therapy
MHPAEA – Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
MLDA – Minimum Legal Drinking Age
MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NA – Narcotics Anonymous
NAc – Nucleus Accumbens
NASPER – National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act
NFP – Nurse-Family Partnership Program
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIAAA – National Institute on National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH – National Institutes of Health
NREPP – National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
NSDUH – National Survey on Drug Use and Health
OTP – Opioid Treatment Program
PDMP – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
PET – Positron Emission Tomography
PFC – Prefrontal Cortex
PRISM – Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders
PROSPER – PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
QALY – Quality-Adjusted Life Year
RHC – Raising Healthy Children
RMC – Recovery Management Check-up
RSS – Recovery Support Services
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SBI – Screening and Brief Intervention
SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
SFP – Strengthening Families Program
SIM – State Innovation Models
SPA – State Plan Amendment
THC – Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol
USPSTF – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
VTA – Ventral Tegmental Area