Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. www.samsha.com has invaluable recourses not only for those suffering the disease of addiction, but also for those affected by the addict. If you are uninsured and cannot afford treatment, click on the link below to get help!
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH is our nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. The NIH is the larges source of funding for medical research in the world. The NIH has been most responsible for making the very discoveries that had improved not only the nation’s but the world’s health and saving lives for over a century. Please click here for the history of the NIH. More than 80 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for NIH-supported research. Please visit www.nih.gov, to learn more.
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The NCADI is a huge resource of information, providing comprehensive resources for alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. It thoroughly analyzes and distributes up-to-date studies, surveys, and information to the public. the materials on www.health.org, are derived from numerous government agencies, most of which are free or of minimal cost. The NCADI is one of the many services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA.gov).
11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
800-729-6686 (Toll-Free), ext. 260
800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll-Free)
877-767-8432 (Spanish) (Toll-Free)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
This institute provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas.
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This government institute supports more than 85 percent of the world’s research drug abuse and addiction and carries out a broad range of programs to ensure reliable research information and its implementation in policy and practice.
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5213 MSC 9561
Bethesda, MD 20892-956 1
HHS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
This Federal Agency provides health insurance for Americans on Medicaid, information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related programs.
67500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA’s mission is to improve health care for all.
Rockville, MD 20857
U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA)
This government agency provides benefits and services to people who are veterans, or survivors of veterans.
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20420
VA Benefits: 800-827-1000 (Toll-Free)