BHIPP Bulletin
Volume 7, Issue 3
September 2021
Youth Recovery Resources
for Primary Care Providers
In honor of National Recovery Month the BHIPP team has gone purple! We have gathered information and resources relevant to supporting youth in recovery and those with substance use concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of substance use, overdose, and mental health concerns have increased (NIDA). Youth may be at risk for increased substance use as their lives are disrupted and many experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. Pediatric healthcare providers can support youth in recovery and those currently struggling with substance use through screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT). See the resources below for additional guidance in supporting these youth.

For Primary Care Providers
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) -
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) -
Yale Program in Addiction Medicine - COVID-19 Guidance for Youth in Substance Treatment

Substance Use Screening Tools for Primary Care

Maryland BHIPP -

For Families
Partnership to End Addiction - Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Substance Abuse Prevention: Parent Resources

Organizations Supporting Recovery and Substance Use Concerns

As always, if you have questions about behavioral health needs of your patients, we encourage you to call the BHIPP consultation line at 855-MD-BHIPP (632-4477), open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, for resource/referral networking or consultation support.

BHIPP Announcements
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announcement:
HHS has announced $25.5 BILLION in critical provider relief funds for healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $8.5 BILLION in American Rescue Plan funding for rural providers.
View the release below.
Join us in October for a webinar
in honor of ADHD Awareness Month
BHIPP in Your Neighborhood
  • October 8, 2021 12:30-1:30pm
  • BHIPP Resilience Break: Helping Families Manage ADHD in Primary Care presented by Mark Riddle, MD
  • Register here!
  • October 16, 2021 8:00am-1:00pm (virtual!)
  • A Maryland BHIPP CME/CEU Mini-Conference: Addressing & Managing Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care presented by Sarah Edwards, DO and Carisa Parrish, PhD
  • Co-hosted by Mid Shore Behavioral Health and Talbot County Health Department for providers on the Mid-Shore of Maryland
  • Interested in attending? Message our team!
  • November 2, 2021 12:30-1:30pm
  • BHIPP Resilience Break on Disruptive Behaviors and DMDD presented by Robert Paine, DO
  • More details to follow - save the date!

  • Interested in organizing a (virtual) training event? Need more information? Message our team!
BHIPP Holiday Closures Calendar
Please note that the telephone consultation line will be closed on the following upcoming holiday(s):

  • Monday, October 11
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 25
  • Friday, November 26
  • Friday, December 24
  • Friday, December 31
BHIPP is supported by funding from the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration and operates as a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Salisbury University and Morgan State University.

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