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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

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 12: ADMHS Statement on Killings Near Santa Barbara | Talking to Children about Mass Violence (NCTSN)

August 13: Compassion Centers Open

August 16:  Door-to-Door Compassion Patrols Initiated

August 18: Summer Connections Newsletter Published

September is National Recovery Month. Details here.

September 10: Recovery Day 2014, Santa Maria.  Details here.

September 11: Free webinar, Learn the CPR of Suicide Prevention

September 12: Ice Cream Social, Project Recovery, Santa Barbara.  Details here.

September 16: Webinar: 11 am - 12 noon.  Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Your County.  RSVP required.

September 18, 8 am -12:30 pm: Targeted School Violence, Identifying, Assessing and Managing At-Risk Students, Oxnard

September 19, 4 - 6 pm, Santa Barbara, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Film, Overview, Discussion.

September 20, 11 am - 4 pm, Ryon Memorial Park, Lompoc: Recovery Day in the Park.  Details here.

September 23: CEU webinar, Suicide, What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

September 27, The 21st Annual Mental Health Arts Festival will be held in De La Guerra Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara, 11 am - 4 pm.  Free and open to the public.

September 27, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Promotional materials are available here.  For more information about where to safely dispose of prescription medications in your community, please see the Operation Medicine Cabinet brochure.

September 27, 12 noon - 3 pm: Sanctuary Centers will celebrate National Recovery Month with free BBQ lunch, raffle prizes, art show, live music, games and health screenings and fair, 125 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, between Chapala and De La Vina Streets.

September 27, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Casa Serena's 6th Annual Celebrate Recovery! Luncheon and Silent Auction, Santa Barbara, register here.

October 5-11: Mental Health Awareness Week

October 16: Harvest Festival at Growing Grounds Farm, 12 noon - 4 pm, 820 West Foster Road, Santa Maria.  Details here.

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

November 1: Annual Road to Independence for transition-age youth in Camarillo sponsored by Casa Pacifica.  Details here.

November 6: Community Forum on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel, 3 pm - 6:30 pm, RSVP required.  Details in English here.  Details in Spanish here. Sponsored by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.


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