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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 videos are now available of the recent ADMHS FY 2014-15 proposed Budget and FY 2014 proposed MHSA Plan Update.

April 11: PowerPoint Presentation on FY 2014-15 MHSA Plan Update

April 16: Systems Change Achievements and Current Status posted.

April 23: Community Workshop on Bullying, Carpinteria.  Details here.

April 23: Bidders' Conference, PC 1000 Drug Diversion Program. 12 - 1 pm at two locations: ADMHS Children's Health Services, 429 N. San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara, Large Conference Room and ADMHS Adult Mental Health Services, 500 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, Annex Conference Room (also 12 - 1 pm).

May 1: Lompoc Job Fair, details here.

May 3: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Mental Health Fair, 10 am - 2:00 pm, Burtness Auditorium, details here.

May 3 and June 21: Mental Health First Aid classes available in Santa Barbara. Details here.

May 5 - May 16: Free medical services for persons without insurance. (Sorry, the dental appointments are completely booked.) Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic and Army Reserves.   Details here.

May 17: Third Annual Walk for Mental Wellness, Santa Barbara. Details here.

May 13: Mental Health Matters Day, Sacramento

May 21: Disability Capitol Action Day, Sacramento

Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems Mental Health Commission