Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Find mental health services, including treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Get help for veterans and family members to deal with mental health issues.

Get Help for Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is the misuse of alcohol (including underage drinking), use of illegal drugs, and the improper use of prescription or over-the-counter medications. Find treatment and recovery services for substance abuse and learn how to prevent drug and alcohol problems.

Recognize the Signs and Effects of Substance Abuse

Alcohol and drug addiction can happen to anyone at any age. Learn the signs of someone with a drug or alcohol problem, the effect of drugs, and how to prevent substance abuse:  

Find Treatment for Substance Abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers these services to help with drug and alcohol abuse:

Find Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers veterans and their families a wide range of support services for substance abuse:

Find Local Help Centers for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Get help from local support groups and other services in your community to stop drinking and taking drugs:

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Find Mental Health Services

Mental health is as important as physical health. It includes your emotional, psychological, and social well being. Mental illnesses are serious disorders that can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. There are many factors in these disorders, such as genes, family history, and life experiences. These government services can help you find someone to talk to, treatment options, and information on a wide range of mental health issues.         

Talk to Someone About Depression and Other Mental Issues

If you do not have access to a health care professional, call for help with mental health problems:

Get Treatment for Mental Disorders

Find an option, such as a health center or behavioral health treatment facility, that best suits your needs:  

Find Mental Health Information

Get information about the warning signs of a mental health problem and how to talk about these issues with others:

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Mental Health for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health program can help veterans and family members dealing with suicidal thoughts, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual trauma, and other issues.

Veterans Crisis Line counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also find help through these websites and toll-free numbers:

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Last Updated: November 14, 2018