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Below are some resources that may be helpful to our Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Behavioral Health customers.

Federal Agencies
Funding Sources
Federal and State Data Sources
Clinical Resources & Professional Organizations

Federal Agencies

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has focused on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its programs, policies and grants toward that outcome. Centers within SAMHSA include:

  • Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
    The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) leads the national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services.
  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
    CSAP works with States and communities to develop prevention systems that create healthy communities. This includes supportive work and school environments, drug- and crime-free neighborhoods, and positive relationships.
  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
    The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) promotes community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Funding Sources


Federal and State Data Sources

National Outcome Measures (NOMS)
NOMs data cover 10 domains for all discretionary and block/formula grant programs with client-level outcomes. A primary function of NOMs is the creation of a basic national data set to measure the performance of State substance abuse systems and mental health agencies.

Office of Applied Studies
SAMHSA’s Office of Applied Studies (OAS) provides the latest national data on drug abuse, drug related emergency department episodes, and the national substance abuse treatment system.

Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS)
The entryway to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) data entry and reporting site.

Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)
The Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) is maintained by SAMHSA and includes records for some millions of substance abuse treatment admissions.

Uniform Reporting System (URS)
The Uniform Reporting System (URS) provides uniform reporting of state-level data to describe the public mental health system. This data is used to track state performance over time.


42CFR Part 2
Code of Federal Regulations, Confidentiality of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Patient Records

42CFR Part 51
Code of Federal Regulations, Requirements Applicable to the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Program

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation’s Healthcare system.

Clinical Resources & Professional Organizations

Addiction Severity Index—Multimedia Version (ASI-MV)

A client self-administered, evidenced-based assessment tool. It is online and available in English and Spanish. It maps data to the traditional ASI DENS data base and saves clinicians time.

A comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about thousands of medications. They also provide FDA alerts, drug interactions, and potential side effects on the site.

American Society of Addiction Medicine(ASAM)
Aims to improve the care and treatment of people with substance abuse and addiction issues.

Behavioral Healthcare
A resource on technology, reimbursement, and treatment trends for managers and clinicians in the mental health and substance abuse fields.

Global Appraisal of Individual Needs(GAIN)
An evidence-based assessment used with both adolescents and adult to see the medical needs of those individuals.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
A not-for-profit organization aimed to reduce the negative social impact of substance abuse, addiction, and crime.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
A not-for-profit association representing organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Provides strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. It also ensures the use of the results of that research to improve prevention, treatment and policy.

National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.