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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

P.O. Box 2345, 
Rockville, MD 20847 us
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) vision as an agency of the Federal Government is "A Life in the Community for Everyone." This vision is based on the premise that people of all ages, with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders, should have the opportunity for a fulfilling life that includes a job/education, a home, and meaningful personal relationships with friends and family. SAMHSA works to achieve this vision through an action-oriented, measurable mission of "Building Resilience and Facilitating Recovery."

Mental and substance use disorders are treatable illnesses from which people can and do recover. The toll of substance abuse and mental illnesses can be dramatically reduced by prevention and early intervention with state-of-the-art, research-based services and supports. Through its three Centers and supporting Offices, SAMHSA engages in program activities to carry out its mission. SAMHSA funds and administers a rich portfolio of grant programs and contracts that support state and community efforts to expand and enhance prevention and early intervention programs and to improve the quality, availability and range of substance abuse treatment, mental health and recovery support services—in local communities— where people can be served most effectively.

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