Treatment and Recovery PSAs

Access and share public service announcements (PSAs) that provide a message of hope about treatment and recovery services for substance use disorders.

SAMHSA's PSAs help communities and organizations share the message that help is available. With treatment and support, recovery is possible. The two treatment and recovery PSAs—"Car Wash" and "Everybody Needs Help"—were filmed in Scott County, Indiana. They premiered in Scott County in English and Spanish in September 2016.

Access and share the PSAs on SAMHSA’s YouTube channel. The YouTube PSAs feature SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), as a call to action. They also include the logos of SAMHSA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Learn More About the PSAs

“Car Wash”: This PSA shows people working together to wash a car. As they clean the dirt and restore the shine underneath, the voiceover explains that with treatment, the beauty within can shine again.

"Everybody Needs Help”: This PSA shows how people in the community help each other every day–mechanics working in an auto shop, a young woman helping an older woman with her groceries, and a woman helping a child with his homework. The voiceover explains that everyone needs help and that asking for help is what makes us human. It adds that this is especially true if you need help with a substance use disorder because, with treatment and support from family and community, recovery is possible.

  • Access “Everybody Needs Help” (30 seconds) on YouTube in English or Spanish.
  • Access "Everybody Needs Help" (15 seconds) on YouTube in English or Spanish.

Access Other Formats

In addition, both “Car Wash” and “Everybody Needs Help” are available for download in English or Spanish in 30-second or 15-second formats. These downloadable versions are in an open-ended format that allows communities and media outlets to add their local information at the end of the PSA.

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Last Updated: 01/20/2017