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SAMHSA News - Volume XI, Number 3, Summer 2003

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New York firefighter Chris Agazzi at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Ground Zero, September, 11, 2002

Disaster Preparedness: Mental Health & Substance Abuse

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The following resources are available for more information on important topics related to disaster preparedness.

Federally Sponsored

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Emergency Preparedness
National Disaster Medical System
1 (800) USA-NDMS (872-6367)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

1 (800) 729-6686
1 (800) 789-CMHS (2647)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1 (888) 246-2675

Federal Emergency Management Agency
1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Health Resources and Services Administration
1 (888) Ask-HRSA (275-4772)

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
1 (802) 296-6300


American Psychiatric Association
(703) 907-7300

American Psychological Association
1 (800) 374-2721

American Red Cross
(202) 639-3520

National Mental Health Association
1 (800) 433-5959

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
(301) 890-2119

SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
1 (800) 308-3515
Fax: (240) 744-7006 End of Article

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Disaster Preparedness: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
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