SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Scripps Safe has solutions that are eligible for SAMHSA grants. Please contact us to find out what qualifies and how we can assist you in your project. Quite often we work with MAT clinics to implement secure solutions.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. MAT is also used to prevent or reduce opioid overdose.

Learn about many of the substance use disorders that MAT is designed to address.

MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.

SAMHSA Resources:

SAMHSA Home Page: SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Find Treatment: Home | FindTreatment.gov

SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: Home – SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

SAMHSA National Helpline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) | SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Presentation by FinPay, Scripps Safe and Opioid Consulting Education Solutions

Scripps Safe recent presentation on “SAMHSA Grant Funding and Medication Compliance Best Practices” condensed slides are available from the SAMHSA Webinar Presentation 4.22.21.

Please contact us at (844) 472-3379 or info@safeRx.com to obtain your copy of the webinar slides.

Scripps Safe SAMHSA Grant Funding webinar