SAMHSA Headquarters Offices and Centers

SAMHSA Offices and Centers provide national leadership and assistance for quality behavioral health services while supporting states, territories, tribes, communities, and local organizations through grants and contract awards.

  • The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use is responsible to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for managing and directing SAMHSA.

  • The National Mental Health Substance Use and Policy Laboratory (NMHSUPL) promotes evidence-based practices and service delivery models through evaluating models that would benefit from further development and through expanding, replicating, or scaling evidence-based programs across a wider area.

  • The Office of Financial Resources develops and implements the policies and programs of the Assistant Secretary.

  • The Office of Management, Technology, and Operations oversees and supports SAMHSA needs.

  • The Office of Communications is SAMHSA’s voice and face to the public.

  • The Center for Mental Health Services leads federal efforts to promote the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illness and children with emotional disorders.

  • The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

  • The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.

  • The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is the government’s lead agency for behavioral health statistics, as designated by the Office of Management and Budget.

Last Updated: 05/07/2019