Federal Government Agencies

The web page listings within the Federal Government Agencies page include additional resources and links that may help in your search for specific information on alcohol and drugs. Although NAMSDL lists these resources for your convenience, we do not specifically promote or endorse the agendas or ideals of every resource we list on this page. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, freedom from contamination by computer viruses or usefulness of any information. NAMSDL is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced from NAMSDL web pages.


BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance):

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a division of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. Its mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. https://www.bja.gov/


BJS (Bureau of Justice Statistics):

BJS collects, analyzes, publishes and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. https://www.bjs.gov/


CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. http://www.cdc.gov/


DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration):

The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets. http://www.justice.gov/dea/about/mission.shtml


FDA (Food and Drug Administration):

FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation. http://www.fda.gov/


HHS (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services):

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives. http://www.hhs.gov/


NHTSA (National Highway Safety Transportation Administration):

NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. http://www.nhtsa.gov/


NIJ (National Institute of Justice):

NIJ dedicates itself to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. http://www.nij.gov/


Office of Diversion Control (U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration):

The mission of DEA's Office of Diversion Control is to prevent, detect and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial and scientific needs.  http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/prog_dscrpt/index.html


Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP):

The Office of National Drug Control Policy coordinates drug-control efforts, related funding issues and advises the President of the United States on drug-control matters. http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp


PDMP TTAC (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center):

PDMP TTACs purpose is to help BJA grantees, organizations, federal partners, and many other stakeholders do their work in planning, implementing and enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs. http://www.pdmpassist.org/


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. http://www.samhsa.gov/