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Access for hearing-impaired persons is available through the 711 Telecommunications Relay Service.

The Department of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services to approximately 7,600 clients with mental illness and 4,500 clients with substance use disorders annually. If you or a family member or friend are in need services, click here.

Systems ChangeIt's an exciting time for the substance use and mental health field in Santa Barbara County as we co-create a more collaborative multi-disciplinary system of care to better serve our clients, their families, and the broader community. Click here for more information.  Video clips of recent presentations on the proposed FY 2014 ADMHS budget and MHSA Plan Update are here.

Mental Health Programs: The Department is responsible for ensuring the provision of mental health services mandated by the State of California for children with serious emotional disturbance, adults with serious mental illness and all Medi-Cal beneficiaries with specialty mental health needs. 

Alcohol and Drug Programs:  The Department’s Alcohol and Drug Program Division (ADP) has responsibility for ensuring the delivery of publicly funded alcohol and drug prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support services. 

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News and Features

April 10: Online video available of the FY 2014 proposed MHSA Plan Update.

April 22: Systems Change Steering Committee approves ADMHS Peer Staff Integration Framework

June 2:  ADMHS Issues Statement on the Isla Vista Tragedy

June 11: Approved ADMHS FY 2014-15 Budget Expansions are summarized here.  An update from the ADMHS Interim Director regarding the budget and other matters is here.

August 4: Summer Graduation 2014, Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center, La Purisma Parish Hall, 12 noon - 3 pm.

September is National Recovery Month. Details here.

October 18: Veterans Stand Down, Santa Maria Fairpark, 9 am - 3 pm.

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