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A Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
www.family.samhsa.gov/
A Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free is a public education website developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to communicate to parents and other caring adults about how they can help promote their child's mental health and reduce his or her risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention: The Parent Connection.
www.higheredcenter.org/parents/
Part of the US Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention website.

Consumer Information on Co-Occurring Disorders.
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/communitysupport/toolkits/cooccurring/
This website is part of SAMHSA's information toolkit, Evidence-Based Practices: Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery.

Family/Supporter Information on Co-Occurring Disorders.
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/communitysupport/toolkits/family/
This website is part of SAMHSA's information toolkit, Evidence-Based Practices: Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery.

Helping Families to Help Their Loved Ones with Serious Mental Illness. www.naminys.org/famserwp.pdf
A white paper by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York State. 2006. This report makes the case for a comprehensive program of family services that is integrated with treatment and rehabilitation services throughout New York State's system of mental health care.

MHANYS Affiliates.
www.mhanys.org/affiliates/index.php
The Mental Health Association of New York State's list of local affiliates. The following is a guide to MHANYS affiliates that provide services in the co-occurring disorders arena - MHANYS Affiliate Services.

New York State Consumer White Paper.
(Click the above link to access the report in pdf format.)
The New York State Consumer White Paper is the work of over 200 people from throughout New York State. They all focused on a value based structure to develop 10 rules that must be infused into the mental health system in New York State in order to deliver quality services. It is the hope of many that this paper, along with the development of quality indicators, become a platform that will be built upon to create a quality driven, outcome based system that focuses on every individual and his/her road to recovery.

OASAS Field Offices.
www.oasas.state.ny.us/pio/regdir.cfm.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services' field offices.

OMH Field Offices.
www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/aboutomh/FieldOffices.html.
New York State Office of Mental Health's field offices.

SAMHSA's Mental Health Services Locator.
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/
SAMHSA offers this searchable database listing mental health services and resources.

SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment Locator.
www.dasis3.samhsa.gov/
SAMHSA offers this searchable database listing substance abuse treatment facilities. The 'detailed search' option allows one to search for facilities that treat co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.