For more information about alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use in Maryland, please explore the following websites
Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)
The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) leads the development of an integrated process for planning, policy, and services to ensure a coordinated quality system of care is available to individuals with behavioral health conditions. Through publicly-funded services and support, BHA promotes recovery, resiliency, health, and wellness for individuals who have emotional, substance use, addictive and/or psychiatric disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework (MSPF)
The Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework (MSPF) outlines SAMHSA’s approach to prevention, and helps move its vision of a healthier nation to state and community-based action. The MSPF is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention, as well as a series of guiding principles that can be utilized at the federal, state, county, and community levels.
The Maryland Quitting Use and Initiation of Tobacco (MDQuit) is dedicated to assisting providers and programs in reducing tobacco use among citizens across the state. Its mission is to link professionals and providers to state tobacco initiatives, to provide evidence-based, effective resources and tools to local programs, to create and support an extensive, collaborative network of tobacco prevention and cessation professionals, and to provide a forum for sharing best practices throughout the state of Maryland.