Government Agencies and Resources
SAMHSA - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. Site contains current, comprehensive information from its three primary centers, three information clearinghouses, and the Office of Applied Studies.
CMHS - Center for Mental Health Services
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and preventing the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disorders.
CSAP - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use, and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.
CSAT - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug abuse by ensuring access to clinically sound, cost-effective addiction treatment that reduces the health and social costs to our communities and the nation.
KEN - National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) from SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services
NCADI - National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) from SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
TIE - Treatment Information Exchange (TIE), a State and Community Assistance Resource from SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
NIAAA - National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
NIDA - National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supports research across a broad range of disciplines and works to ensure the rapid dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Heatlh
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment and, eventually prevention of mental illness.