1. Understanding Addiction, Treatment Services, and Paths to Recovery

    Over 21 million Americans are suffering from substance use disorders and many more are at risk. If you are struggling or worried about a loved one, there are resources that can help you.  If your organization serves individuals who struggle with addiction and substance use disorders, these resources will help you stay informed and...
  2. Pathways to Health Equity in Communities

    In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of...
  3. First Responders Helping Others with Mental Health and Reminders to Care for Themselves

    Creating Safe Scenes training course from SAMHSA is designed to help police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel respond to calls involving someone experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Creating Safe Scenes presents information about mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and trauma; offers guidance on de-escalating scenes with...
  4. The Value of Peer Support

    When youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not realize the potential for long lasting effects. It can be challenging to ask for help. As a result, youth often work to make sense of...