The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CSAT promotes availability and quality of substance abuse treatment services that are community-based for use by individuals and families. Besides promoting the availability of treatment and recovery services, CSAT works with states to improve and expand such services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Program.
CSAT programs and resources include: Access to Recovery, a three-year discretionary grant program that provides vouchers to individuals to purchase clinical treatment and recovery support services for substance abuse; National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), to improve services for families with substance use disorders who are involved with the family judicial and child welfare systems; the Persistent Effects of Treatment Studies (PETS) to study the long-term treatment outcome of people with substance abuse problems and the Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP), peer-to-peer support services that help people to initiate treatment for drug and alcohol disorders. CSAT also supports the SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, a searchable database of drug and alcohol treatment programs across the nation. CSAT also has a toll-free, 24-hour treatment referral phone number 1-800-662-HELP for individuals trying to locate nearby treatment facilities or support groups.