The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA includes three centers that engage in program activities focusing on substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and substance abuse prevention.
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