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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was created by, and is an agency within, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was formed to lead public health efforts to advance behavioral health of the nation, and to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible. The mission of the SAMHSA is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illnesses on America's communities. Important parts of providing the community with health services is prevention, treatment, recovery support services for behavioral health; this is to improve our health and reduce costs to individuals, families, businesses, and governments. This goal of these important aspects is to prevent costly behavioral health problems, provides treatment and services for people with mental and substance use disorders, and build strong and supportive communities. The basic purpose of the SAMHSA is to provide better health for all Americans, in different ways than other organizations. The leadership SAMHSA provides, along with various resources, is to help the U.S. Act on the knowledge of four main facts: behavioral health is essential for overall well being, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

SAMHSA provides leadership and devotes its resources, including programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants, to help the U.S. Act on the knowledge that: The SAMHSA is also committed to writing new documents in language that is understandable by all Americans, by using federal guidelines on plain…...

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