Government Resources

Government Organizations

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    • SAMHSA's mission is 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.  SAMSA also provides access to webpages for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

    • Supports research and the dissemination of findings in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    • Provides strategic support and conduct of research and ensures the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction. The mission of NIDA is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    • One of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S.
  • Department of Health and Human Services

    • The principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
  • National Center for Health Statistics

    • The principal health statistics agency in the U.S., a rich source of information about America’s health.with statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the people.
  • United States Dept. of Justice

    • The largest law firm in the Nation, DOJ serves as counsel for its citizens, representing them in enforcing the law in the public interest.
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policy

    • ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies, goals, and objectives of the Nation's drug control program for reducing the use of illicit drugs.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration

    • The DEA enforces the controlled substances laws and regulations of the U.S.
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    • Among other things, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) enforces and administrers the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and eliminates trafficking of contraband cigarettes.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    • Conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services.

National Clearinghouses

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

    • The Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service

    • Collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
  • CDC National Prevention Information Network

    • A comprehensive information service for people working in the fields of HIV prevention, care, and support.

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