What is SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)?

SAMHSA is a U.S. government agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


SAMHSA plays a crucial role in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to substance use disorders and mental health, including providing resources and guidelines for the treatment of OUD.

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