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SAMHSA Resources and Publication

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the lead federal agency for COD under the Department of Health and Human Services. Quick links to the following featured products and web sites of SAMHSA are listed below.

COD Products

  • SAMHSA Position on Treatment for Individuals with Co-Occurring Addictive and Mental Disorders
  • SAMHSA Position on Use of SAPTBG and CMHSBG Funds to Treat People with Co-Occurring Disorders
  • SAMHSA Position on SAPTBG and CMHSBG Funds to Treat People with Co-Occurring Disorders (2/11/99): pages 88-89
  • SAMHSA Launches Searchable Database of Evidence-Based Practices
  • Federal Resource Collection on Disaster Behavioral Health CD-ROM now available. You can access the CD contents via the following link:
  • Behavioral Healthcare Headlines, Vol. V, No. 26. October, 2005.
  • Blue Print for Change: Ending Chronic Homelessness for Persons with Serious Mental Illness and/or Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders
  • Building Bridges: Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Addiction: Consumers and Service Providers, Policymakers, and Researchers in Dialogue (2004)
  • Changing the Conversation, CSAT's National Treatment Plan, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Implementation Resource Kit, SAMHSA (January 2003)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Manual and the Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Workbook (2002)
  • The DASIS Report: Homeless Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment: 2004 Issue 26, 2006
  • The DASIS Report: Characteristics of Young Adult (Aged 18-25) and Youth (Aged 12-17) Admissions: 2004
  • Health Services Utilization by Individuals with Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders (2002)
  • Quick Guide for Administrators Based on TIP 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (2005)
  • Quick Guide for Clinicians Based on TIP 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (2005)
  • National Dialogue on Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders, NASMHPD/NASADAD/SAMHSA
  • National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs (2007)
  • National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs (2006)
  • A National Review of State Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs and Certification Standards for Substance Abuse Counselors and Prevention Professionals (January 2005)
  • The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA
  • Report to Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Disorders, SAMHSA
  • TIP 42, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (January 2005
  • Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders In-service Training based on Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42 is now available.
  • TIP 43, Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (August, 2005)
  • TIP 44, Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System (September, 2005)
  • TIP 45, Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (May, 2006)
  • Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): Discharges from Substance Abuse Treatment Services, 2003
  • Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): Highlights, 2004

    Web Sites

    1) SAMHSA's Web Site

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). SAMHSA consists of three centers: the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT); the Center for Mental Health Services Administration (CMHS); and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). SAMHSA's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness. The Web site provides a range of resources, including funding information for grants and contracts.

    2) SAMHSA's Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)

    The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment. The network consists of a national office and 14 regional centers. The COCE Web site also contains a separate page devoted to ATTC links relevant to COD [insert].

    3) SAMHSA's National Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)

    The primary mission of the National CAPT system is to bring research to practice by assisting States/Jurisdictions and community-based organizations in the application of the latest research-based knowledge to their substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies.

    4) SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information(NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. Both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists are available to recommend appropriate publications, posters, and video cassettes; conduct customized searches; provide grant and funding information; and refer people to appropriate organizations. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your calls at 1-800-729-6686. Available materials, most provided at no cost, can be directly ordered from the Web site or by phone.

    5) SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center

    This site offers a broad directory of mental health resources and links, including the 21 Research, Training and Technical Assistance Centers sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)). These Centers offer services that include technical assistance, training, information and referrals, on-site consultations, library services, publications, and other resources. Many services are available free of charge.

    6) SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies

    This site offers data, reports, and publications on mental health and substance abuse.  Data reports include State estimates of serious mental illness and substance abuse.  Various reports from SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) are also available.

    7) SAMHSA Model Programs: Effective Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs for Every Community. (National Registry of Effective Programs-NREP)

    The SAMHSA Model Programs featured on this site have been tested in communities, schools, social service organizations, workplaces, and treatment settings across America. Programs are reviewed by SAMHSA's National Registry of Effective Programs (NREP), which has recently expanded its focus to include prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs.

    8) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Center for Excellence

    The (FASD) Center for Excellence has joined the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others in addressing the wide range of problems that can develop when a fetus is exposed to alcohol. It also develops materials and training for service providers that work with individuals identified as having an FASD. The Center provides resources and information on FASD to expand the knowledge base and promote best practices in both prevention and treatment. A part of the contract provides for 10 States, 15 community and 5 juvenile court sub grantees to implement these best practices.

    9) Treatment Improvement Exchange

    The Treatment Improvement Exchange (TIE) is a resource sponsored by the Division of State and Community Assistance of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to provide information exchange between CSAT staff and State and local alcohol and substance abuse agencies. There is a special section devoted to "dual diagnosis" that includes links to an electronic co-occurring listserv (, as well as materials that can be directly downloaded. There is also a section that provides a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, a searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs that show the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) are also accessible through TIE (see below for a direct link for TIPs).

    10) Treatment Improvement Protocols

    The Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) are best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse. CSAT draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the TIPs. The TIPs may be downloaded from this site; however, they are typically large documents and are sometimes hundreds of pages long.  Brief descriptions of the contents of each TIP are given at this Web site. For collateral products related to these TIPs, such as Quick Guides, consumer products, and even related "comic book" formatted materials, see the NCADI Web site above.

    This Web site is provided as part of a project initiated by SAMHSA's CMHS and the Robert Wood Johnson. The site includes information on the first cluster of six evidence-based practices identified for mental health treatment, including co-occurring disorders: integrated dual disorders treatment.

    11) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK(1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers) is the only federally funded hotline for suicide prevention and intervention.  People who are in emotionally distress or suicidal crisis can call the Lifeline at anytime, from anywhere in the Nation, to talk in English or Spanish with trained crisis worker who will listen to and assist callers in getting the help they need.

    12) Partners for Recovery

    SAMHSA recently announced the launch of a web site dedicated to the advancement of prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.  The new Partners for Recovery web site facilitates communication and resource-sharing for organizations and groups that help individuals and families achieve and maintain recovery.


    SAMHSA's Award Wining Newsletter offers updates and information on Agency campaigns and initiatives, grants, data on drug and alcohol abuse, treatment updates, and new publications.


This page was last updated on 3/5/2009