Substance Use Disorders

These organizations emphasize prevention of mental and/or substance use disorders through educational programs, awareness campaigns, and other materials.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, College Drinking Prevention Website

College Drinking Prevention is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol misuse and binge drinking among college students.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Office of Science Policy and Communications

The Office of Science Policy and Communications leads NIDA's strategic efforts to inform public health policy and practice by ensuring the institute is the trusted source for scientific information on drug misuse and dependency.

HHS, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

As a sponsor of Recovery Month, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) brings effective substance use prevention to every community nationwide. Its discretionary grant programs—whether focusing on preschool-age children and high-risk youth or on community-dwelling older Americans—target states, communities, organizations, and families to promote resiliency, promote protective factors, and reduce risk factors for substance use.

HHS, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

As a sponsor of Recovery Month, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) promotes the availability and quality of community-based substance use treatment services for individuals and families who need them. It supports policies and programs to broaden the range of evidence-based effective treatment services for people who misuse alcohol and drugs, and that also address other dependence-related health and human services problems.

Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)

The goal of the SAMHSA ADS Center is to enhance social acceptance and inclusion by ensuring that people with mental health problems and substance use disorders can live full, productive lives within communities without fear of prejudice and discrimination.

Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment (CSAT), Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that when treating substance-use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful.

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