Strengthen your prevention efforts by integrating national data; sharing materials and information from other substance misuse prevention programs; and using additional publications and resources from SAMHSA.
Substance Use and Mental Illness Data
The prevention of substance use and mental illness starts with data. Use the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report to understand the data behind the issues. You can also watch Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz’s presentation (1 hour and 23 minutes) on the 2019 NSDUH data.
SAMHSA Public Messages and Programs
SAMHSA has a variety of public messages and programs about substance misuse prevention and positive mental health. Amplify your prevention efforts by using materials and information from these programs and participating in other health initiatives.
SAMHSA Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) Program
SAMHSA’s TTC program develops and strengthens the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for substance use disorder and mental illness. The TTC program is composed of three networks:
- Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)
- Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC)
- Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC)
The SAMHSA Store houses free publications, apps, and other resources on treatment, prevention, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. Use these resources to help develop your events and activities, to distribute as handouts for participants, or to gain a better understanding of today’s critical topics. Start by checking out SAMHSA’s updated Prevention Resources for Building Healthy Communities (PDF | 16 MB), which showcases evidence-based and engaging reports, community outreach materials, resources, and more for preventing substance misuse where you live. You can also get more information about preventing substance use and promoting mental health from a range of organizations, programs, and websites – check out Organizations and Places to Turn to for Assistance (PDF | 398 KB).