Resources and Suggested Links
Substance Use and Mental Health
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
(800) 729-6686, 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) and www.findtreatment.gov
This is a good ‘first stop’ for patients and healthcare providers struggling with substance use, interpersonal violence, homelessness, or mental health disorders. This U.S. government agency website includes a 24-hour substance abuse and mental health hotline, a resource and facility locator, locations for high quality medical replacement therapy (e.g., suboxone, methadone), and a National Directory of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment and Prevention Programs.
- National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD): (212) 206-6770 or hotline: (800) 729-6686
NCADD provides national resources and referral services for patients with substance abuse disorders.
- Veterans Crisis Line: (800)-273-8255)
While available for any veteran in crisis, this resource targets suicide prevention.
- Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless
This Treatment Improvement Protocol publication from SAMHSA is a helpful overview for practicing clinicians who are caring for persons experiencing homelessness. Topics include behavioral health clinical tips (SBIRT, stages of change), transitions to employment, and the role of housing.
- Alcoholics Anonymous: (212) 870-3400
Identify locally available chapters of AA alcohol and narcotics rehabilitation organizations include:
- Narcotics Anonymous: (818) 773-9999
- Guiding Principles and Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care:
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Human Services, this 2009 document provides essential consensus and research information regarding the ROSC conceptual framework for recovery.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 or online chat