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, National Institutes of Health
- 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)
- SAMHSA and NIMH Partner to Support Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness (June 14, 2014)
- American Psychological Association - Children and Mental Health
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy
- healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Past information on many drugs of abuse 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 abuse solutions.
- Research Studies at NIDA Intramural Research Program - located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NIDA. (2014, September 15). Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/mental-health
Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA.
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