Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system. Browsers here can benefit from the publications, reports and statistical information.
SAMHSA's Recovery Month Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration The Recovery Month website, published by SAMHSA, aims to "promote the
societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible." The site features articles, webcasts (videos) and listings of recovery events in local communities. A 'recovery month' toolkit is available for professionals planning recovery-oriented community events.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. This site contains publications and databases, news and events, grants, and contract information of the Institute. The organization of this site greatly simplifies navigation.
Underage Drinking This section of the SAMHSA website provides Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a large number of valuable information here.
Should You Talk to Someone About a Drug, Alcohol, or Mental Health Problem? SAMHSA This brochure lists questions consumers can ask themselves to help them decide whether to seek help for a substance abuse problem, a mental health issue, or both. It urges those who answered "yes" to any of the questions to seek help and lists resources for more information. It is available as a digital download (PDF) or you can order hard copies to be mailed to you.