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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that - prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation's health.

The specific agency that is responsible for preventing alcohol, tobacco, and drug problems is the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).To help Americans lead healthier and longer lives, CSAP promotes a structured, community-based approach to substance abuse prevention through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The framework aims to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the individual's life span. This approach provides information and tools that can be used by States and communities to build an effective and sustainable prevention infrastructure.

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"Car Wash" and "Everybody Needs Help" Public Service Announcements

SAMHSA's PSAs help communities and organizations share the message that help is available. With treatment and support, recovery is possible. The two treatment and recovery PSAs—"Car Wash" and "Everybody Needs Help"—were filmed in Scott County, Indiana. They premiered in Scott County in English and Spanish in September 2016.

The PSAs feature SAMHSA’s National Helpline—1-800-662-HELP (4357)—as a call to action. They also include the logos of SAMHSA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Car Wash”: This PSA shows people working together to wash a car. As they clean the dirt and restore the shine underneath, the voiceover explains that with treatment, the beauty within can shine again.

"Everybody Needs Help”: This PSA shows how people in the community help each other every day–mechanics working in an auto shop, a young woman helping an older woman with her groceries, and a woman helping a child with his homework. The voiceover explains that everyone needs help and that asking for help is what makes us human. It adds that this is especially true if you need help with a substance use disorder because, with treatment and support from family and community, recovery is possible.

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