Behavioral Health Treatments & Services Learn how health care professionals address common mental illnesses and substance use disorders and how SAMHSA helps people access treatments and services.
The misuse of prescription opioids and use of heroin is one of the most significant public health issues in the United States. Opioid abuse claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes. Providing access to effective care may prevent misuse and the consequences, such as overdose. Our researchers study the causes of the crisis and the effectiveness of the programs and policies implemented in response.