Cardinal Care
Virginia's Medicaid Program
Department of Medical Assistance Services


SUPPORT 101 Webinars, General Information and Monthly Stakeholder Meetings


The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) was awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services SUPPORT Act Section 1003 Grant in September 2019. The purpose of this grant is to decrease substance use disorder (SUD) provider workforce barriers and increase the treatment capacity of providers participating under the state Medicaid program to provide SUD treatment or recovery services. 

Grant Goals
  • Learn from Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program
  • Decrease barriers to enter workforce
  • Focus on specific subpopulations: justice-involved members and pregnant and parenting members
  • Maintain our core values: person-centered, strengths-based, recovery-oriented
Grant Components
  • Needs assessment
  • Strengths-based assessment
  • Activities to increase provider capacity
Period of Performance

September 2019 - September 2022

Grant Email


What is Peer Support?

Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) include both ARTS Peer Support and Family Support Partners. These services are non-clinical, peer-to-peer activities that engage, educate, and support an individual’s, and as applicable the caregiver's self-care efforts to improve health, recovery, resiliency and wellness. Embedded PRSS can complement interdisciplinary clinical services and function both in conjunction with or independently of the behavioral health care continuum as a core service. PRSS is available to individuals with either a substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health comorbidities. 


SUPPORT 101 Webinars

Session Thirty-Seven: Medical vs. Mental Health Issues in Clients with SUD

Session Thirty-Six: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

Session Thirty-Five: SUD Treatment for Adolescents

Session Thirty-Four: Contingency Management

Session Thirty-Three: Behavioral Addictions: Gambling, Gaming & More

Session Thirty-Two: Urine Drug Screening: Purpose & Practice

Session Thirty-One: Mental Status Exam

Session Twenty-Eight: Increasing Access to Treatment in OBOT Settings

Session Twenty-Seven: Opioids, Stimulants, & Cannabinoids

Session Twenty-Six: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 5 & 6

Session Twenty-Five: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 4

Session Twenty-Four: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 3

Session Twenty-Three: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 1 & 2

Session Twenty-Two: SUD & Homeless Persons

Session Twenty-One: Video - Virginia Medicaid: ARTS Care Coordination

Session Twenty-One: Virginia Medicaid: ARTS Care Coordination

Session Twenty: "Novel" Substances

Session Nineteen: SUD & LGBTQ+ Clients

Session Eighteen: SUD & Legally-Involved Clients

Session Seventeen: Alcohol & Cannabis

Session Sixteen: SUD and The Family

Session Fifteen: SUD & Cultural Humility

Session Fourteen: Stigma in SUD Treatment & Harm Reduction

Session Thirteen: Group Therapy Skills

Session Twelve: Individual Therapy Skills

Session Ten: Screening and Assessment for SUD

Session Nine: SUD Treatment Introduction

Session Eight: Opioids and Stimulants Overview

Session Seven: Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Overview

Session Five: Withdrawal Syndromes

Session Four: Crisis and De-escalation

Session Two: Client Engagement

Session One: Tele-Behavioral Health in the time of COVID-19

Dr. Mishka Terplan - Pregnant and Postpartum Care for SUD during COVID-19

Dr. Mishka Terplan - HIV and HCV Updates

Dr. Mishka Terplan - Chronic Pain and Addiction Treatment