National Resources

CAPT Prevention Collaboration in Action

Toolkit that emphasizes how SAMHSA’s prevention grantees collaborate to prevent substance use and misuse and to promote health and wellness.

Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ)

CBHSQ (formerly the Office of Applied Studies) has primary responsibility for the collection, analysis and dissemination of behavioral health data.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

CMHS leads Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)

CASA provides information on the costs of addiction and substance abuse and how it impacts lives, helps determine what works, and encourages people to take responsibility in reducing the health problems related. CASA strives to provide the necessary tools to health care professionals in order to effectively treat and replace the stigma of addiction with hope.

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint (NCTIC)

NCTIC works to eliminate the use of seclusion, restraints, and other coercive practices and to develop the knowledge base on trauma-informed care.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Impaired Driving

The latest information, reports and campaigns on impaired driving from NHTSA.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basics and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recover, and cure.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction through the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and by ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.

National Resource Directory

The NRD connects Wounded, Ill & Injured Service Members, Veterans, Their Families, and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them is a comprehensive website and campaign to teach everyone about the dangers of meth.

Office of Indian Acohol and Substance Abuse

Coordinating across federal agencies responsible to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI’s (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ’s (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice) and HHS’ (IHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country). Many resources are available, including the “Prevention & Recovery” newsletter, that highlights successful practices and information, tools and resources for prevention of alcohol and drug abuse in Indian Country.

Rethinking Drinking

This site has great resources and tools to help people assess their drinking habits and cut back if appropriate.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC)

“The RHYTTAC is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) as the training and technical assistance provider for all ‘runaway and homeless youth’ (RHY) grantees. RHYTTAC staff come from RHY services and understand the challenges program face in striving to achieve the best possible outcomes in the midst of staff turnover, community change and ever-emerging needs of the RHY population.”

Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center Website

Our schools and communities are contending with many factors that impact the conditions for learning, such as bullying, harassment, violence, and substance abuse. The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students to help address such issues.

SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Disorders Website

Mental and substance use conditions often co-occur. Integrated treatment or treatment that addresses mental and substance use conditions at the same time is associated with lower costs and better outcomes. This Website provides publications, technical assistance and support  for administrators and community providers to improve services for individuals with co-occurring disorders and facilitate integration at the State, community and agency levels.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation

The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)

SAMHSA’s ADS Center works to promote a strengths-based vision, recognizing the importance of a caring, welcoming, and supportive community in helping to promote recovery and wellness for people with mental health problems. Reducing stigma and discrimination continues to be part of the ADS Center’s work.

 Stop Bullying Website provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)

SAMHDA provides free, ready access to comprehensive research data in a variety of formats and promotes the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service providers, and others.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was created as a services agency to focus attention, programs, and funding on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders.

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

The online newsletter for the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring. The Center is dedicated to creating the open and efficient exchange of research and ideas for the advancement of youth mentoring practice and policy.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program: Resources

This website provides resources relating to trauma-focused CBT resources to assist in certification programs for therapists.