TAPS Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medications and other Substance Use (TAPS)

Screening Tool,Substance Use
Purpose: TAPS is a screening tool used to provide information about risk in multiple categories. Description: TAPS is a brief, two-part screening for tobacco, alcohol use, prescription medication misuse and illicit substance use in the past year. Question 2 should be answered only by males and Question 3 only be females. It can be self-administered or administered through clinician interview.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.