SAMHSA’s Health Information Network FAQ
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Health Information Network is the nation’s one-stop resource for information regarding substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment policies, programs, and practices.
Below are the frequently asked questions that will give you general information regarding the SAMHSA Health Information Network, as well as access to relevant resources.
What does SAMHSA Health Information Network offer to individuals?
- Substance abuse materials (i.e. fact sheet, brochures, pamphlets, monographs, posters, and videotapes
- Prevention, intervention, and treatment resources for parents, teachers, youth, community centers, hospitals, and clinics
- Access to the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator that contains the list of licensed private and public treatment facilities by state, including those that are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense
What are the information services that individuals can benefit from the SAMHSA Health Information Network?
- Manuals, brochures, videos, public service announcements and other publications and products
- People can also have the opportunity to speak to an information specialist regarding drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment
- Obtain referrals
- Access to the SAMHSA eNetwork, a personal link to SAMHSA’s latest news, grants, publications, campaign programs, and statistical data
How can I reach the information specialist?
For treatment and referrals: 1.800.662.4357
For general SAMHSA information and publications: 1.877.726.4727
For TDD: 1.800.487.4889
For Spanish speaking: 1.877.767.8432
Local calls: 240.221.4017
What is SAMHSA Health Information Network’s email address?
You can send an email through the SAMHSA website, http://ncadi.samhsa.gov.
What is SAMHSA Health Information Network’s mailing address?
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
What are some of the online resources that it offers?
- Publications for Hispanics/Latinos – National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
- Recovery and the Military: Treating Veterans and Their Families (Alcohol and Substance Abuse)
- SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
- Tips For Teens About Inhalants
- Tips For Teens: The Truth About HIV/AIDS
- Tips For Teens: The Truth About Steroids
- Treatment Approaches for Women (Webcast)
- When It’s Not Your Kid, How Do You Deal With Drug and Alcohol Use?