Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Share with Youth: A Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

This guide provides an eight step road map for understanding behavioral health, finding and accessing appropriate providers, and staying on the road to recovery.

Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

This report uses combined data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health from 2002 to 2014 to identify 12th grade-aged youth who had dropped out of school and to describe their substance use compared to their peers who were currently attending school.

Report: Children Living with Parents Who Have a Substance Use Disorder

This report presents estimates of the number of children aged 17 or younger who lived with a parent with a substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or illicit drug use disorder based on combined data from the 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

Resource: Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth

This film highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework.

Resource: Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth and Young Adults Video

This video provides an overview of psychiatric diagnoses in youth and young adults, including symptoms of various mental disorders, treatment options, and support services, as well as links to SAMHSA’s related educational materials for caregivers and young adults.