Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders, including anxiety and depression. Some people develop mental health problems related to their compulsive drug use, and some people take drugs in an attempt to alleviate symptoms of mental health disorders. Whatever symptoms appear first, it is important to treat all mental illnesses at the same time. This section provides resources for mental illnesses beyond addiction.
- Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- MentalHealth.gov – provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Video: Discover NIMH: Drug Discovery and Development (4:11) (NIMH)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255)
- SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline – 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)
- CDC - Federal Disaster Mental Health Resources
- Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255 (and Press 1)
- Stress and Substance Abuse Throughout Development (Neurobiology of Stress, March, 2019)
- SAMHSA and NIMH Partner to Support Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness (June, 2014)
- American Psychological Association - Children and Mental Health
- Keeping Youth Drug Free - (SAMHSA, Online Publication)
- Opioids and Adolescents - (Office of Adolescent Health)
- Video: "Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment" with Sarah Bagley, M.D. (1:37) (Office of Adolescent Health)
- MedlinePlus - Drug Use and Addiction - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- Above the Influence - Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Past information is available on our Archives site.
Clinical trials are research studies in human volunteers conducted to answer specific health questions. Learn about the NIH-sponsored clinical trials available to you.
- NIDA Clinical Trial Locator - answer a few simple questions and get contact information for Clinical Trials near you.
Other Clinical Trials information sources:
- NIH Clinical Trials and You - NIH site that helps explain about clinical trials and why people participate.
- NIDA Trials at ClinicalTrials.gov - a resource of federally and privately supported clinical trials.
- Clinical Research Studies from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) - a NIDA coordinated network of research institutions conducting human trials on drug use solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NIDA. (2019, May 11). Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/mental-health