Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible. Visit "Who We Are" to learn more.
The SAMHSA Strategic Plan FY2019 - FY2023 provides a roadmap to carry out the vision and mission of SAMHSA over the next four years. The Plan outlines core principles, five priority areas with goals and measurable objectives, and examples of key performance and outcome measures. Read SAMHSA's Strategic Plan (PDF | 567 KB).
Connect with SAMHSA through Facebook, Twitter, the SAMHSA blog, or YouTube, and learn more about SAMHSA's social media outreach efforts. Visit "Social Media" to learn more and see SAMHSA's social media feeds.
SAMHSA has advisory councils or committees to advance its goals. Through these councils and committees, SAMHSA draws advice from public members and professionals in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Visit "Advisory Councils" to learn more.
- SAMHSA National Advisory Council
- Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment National Advisory Council
- Advisory Committee for Women's Services
- Drug Testing Advisory Board
- Tribal Technical Advisory Committee
- Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee
The SAMHSA budget supports programs to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Learn more about SAMHSA's current and historical budget documents.