Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration U.S. government agency 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.
National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) explores the biomedical and behavioral foundations of drug abuse addressing the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from its causes and consequences to its prevention and treatment. The NIDA Director's report is issued three times a year and contains detailed information on NIDA activities and research findings. These reports are available from February, 1995. In addition, there is a large collection of fact sheets and publications for consumers on all aspects of drug/alcohol abuse.
Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center SAMSHA The Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
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.