Definitions for "Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration"
Includes the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center on Mental Health Services. Formerly the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA). (See also: ADAMHA.) (
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA's mission within the Nation's health system is to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. Internet address:
A U.S. Public Health Services agency whose mission is to provide a national focus for the Federal effort to promote effective strategies for prevention and treatment of addictive and mental disorders. It is primarily a grantmaking organization, promoting knowledge and scientific state-of-the-art practice. It strives to reduce barriers to high quality, effective programs and services for individuals who suffer from, or are at risk for, these disorders, as well as for their families and communities.