Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Treatment Listserv

The Treatment Listserv, sponsored by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, is a network for treatment services providers to share information, including, funding opportunities, and obtain resources from colleagues.

Who can subscribe:

Health care providers whose primary focus of service is in the field of addictions treatment, or mental health providers who may be working collaboratively with addictions treatment providers. This may include doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, clinical supervisors, program directors/managers, and executive directors.

How to subscribe:

To subscribe to the listserv. go to:

After the list administrator approves your subscription request, you will receive an email message asking for confirmation that you want to be subscribed. You need to follow the instructions in the email to be successfully subscribed.

Once subscribed, you will receive a message from the list. Save this email for later reference (link and password to change your list options).

How to change list options:

Go to:
At this screen, you can log in for more options, unsubscribe, or ask for your password to be emailed to you.
Your Treatment List password allows you to access the Treatment message archives and also to change the configuration of your subscription, e.g. digest messages for one email per day from the list, disable mail delivery while you are on vacation, etc.


You can send an email to: with the text "help" in the subject or body. The automatic reply will contain more detailed instructions.

Guidelines for Messages:

Only subscribed users can post messages. Messages from subscribed members must be sent from the e-mail address known by the list software, or they cannot be accepted.

To send messages intended for all Samhs-Tx List subscribers, email:

Below are General Guidelines that should be observed when posting messages to a mailing list:

Meaningful Subject Line

When sending messages to a mailing list, please make sure that they have a clear and descriptive entry on the "Subject:" line.

Include a Signature

Please be sure to sign your full name at the bottom of your posting and include your affiliation(s) and email address. Some subscribers may receive their email messages with the header information stripped away by their local system and therefore cannot know the author of a particular posting.

Provide Context

Every posting should begin with a clear introduction to the topic, or offer some kind of reference to the topic or a previous posting. There are often several "threads" of discussion going on simultaneously, which makes unreferenced postings confusing to readers.

A popular way of providing context is to quote verbatim from the original message. However, keep the quotations short and relevant. Quoting whole messages, signatures and all, can be inconsiderate.


Humor is appreciated but please remember that humor in email can easily be misinterpreted. One way to express emotion is to use smiley faces. For example: humorous :) , ironic ;) , or sad :( .

Personal Mail

Just as it is important to try to share public information with the whole group, private correspondence should remain just that: private. Send personal messages directly to individuals, not by way of the list.

Quality of Communication

If you find something posted on the list objectionable, you have every right to voice your objections but you should not do so in public. Please express your complaints directly to the person responsible. If enough complaints are received, it is unlikely that the offender will post those kinds of things again. You can also, of course, simply discard/delete all mail from an offending writer.


[Please note that this DOES NOT address harassment or illegal activities. Such instances should be reported by sending email to:]