Welcome to SAMHSA's Publications site. In the future, you may be asked to respond to a CAPTCHA to access the site for added security.
This advisory for behavioral health practitioners provides a brief overview of complementary health approaches. It describes the practices and products that are considered complementary, and explains how practitioners can help patients understand the benefits and risks.
This manual assists clinicians with implementing technology-assisted care. It highlights the importance of using technology-based assessments and interventions in behavioral health treatment services. The manual also discusses how technology reduces barriers to accessing care.
This manual offers skills and resources to service providers working with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. It outlines types of homelessness and stages of recovery, including substance use screening and supportive treatment. Access the literature review.
This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations.
This manual helps behavioral health professionals understand the impact of trauma on those who experience it. The manual discusses patient assessment and treatment planning strategies. These strategies support recovery and the development of a trauma-informed care workforce.
This advisory reviews diabetes and how it relates to mental illness, stress, and substance use disorders. It highlights ways to integrate diabetes care into behavioral health treatment, such as screening and intake, staff education, integrated care, and counseling support.
This manual provides guidelines for administrators on addressing issues in outpatient treatment for alcohol and substance misuse. It discusses cultural competence, management and strategic collaborations, human resources, financing, and performance and outcomes improvement.
This kit provides information and resources for implementing supported education that enables consumers to pursue goals interrupted due to symptoms of behavioral health conditions. It includes information on getting started, delivering services, and evaluation.
This toolkit is for practitioners living with a mental illness who wish to own and operate mental health services. The toolkit provides guidance based on evidence-base practices, and includes a brochure, presentation, and introductory video.
This kit equips treatment teams at mental health agencies with guidance on incorporating the latest scientific evidence with patient input to help them make decisions about medication management. It includes seven booklets that cover the process of starting through program evaluation.
Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Find a treatment facility near you.
Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.
Find treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously, 24/7.
Treatment referral and information, 24/7.