The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSAs primary goal is to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention and treatment and mental health services. Since its establishment as a services agency in 1992, SAMHSA has been appropriated annual budgets of nearly $3 billion in order to support grant programs and contracts that improve the quality, availability, and variety of substance abuse and mental health treatment services at local, state, and regional levels. SAMHSA administers grant programs and contracts, coordinates data collection and evaluation, and provides technical assistance activities to local and regional programs through its three centers and Office of Applied Studies. The three centers are ...

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