The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 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.
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.
View or download the "What we do and how we do it" one-pager (PDF | 283 KB).
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
- Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee