National Governmental Agencies and Public Policy Resources
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
A branch of the US Department of Health and Human services charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to address substance abuse and mental illness. Offers data and statistics on: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Emergency Room Data (DAWN), Facilities Data (NSSATS/NMHSS), Treatment Data (TEDS)).
- CSAT – Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.
- NIH – National Institutes of Health
A part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world.
- NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.
- NIDA – National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.
- ONDCP – Office of National Drug Control Policy
A component of the Executive Office of the President, ONDCP was created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Acct of 1988. ONDCP advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.
- CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC protects American from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.