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Art work by Bridget Hochman
Art work by Bridget Hochman

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2015 Directory of ADMHS Programs and Services

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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 is 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.   A brochure introducing systems change is available in English and Spanish.

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

September Community Wellness Program Calendar (Santa Barbara)

September is National Recovery Month.  Details here.

September 9 (Santa Barbara) 12-Session Family-to-Family training begins.  Pre-registration required.  Details here.

September 10 (Carpinteria), Candlelight Vigil in recognition of World Suicide Day, Linden Field, 7-8 pm.  English | Spanish

September 13 (Santa Barbara) Out of the Darkness Walk, Leadbetter Beach, 9 am - 12 noon.  Register here.

September 17 (Carpinteria), Behavioral Wellness Screening, 4 - 7 pm, details here.

September 19 (Lompoc), Recovery Day in the Park.  Ryon Park, 11 am - 4 pm.  Agencies requesting free tables should RSVP to Chuck Madson, chuck@coastvalleysatc.com. Flyer in English and Spanish here.

September 26 (Carpinteria) Mental Health First Aid Class.  Details here.

October 3 (Santa Barbara), 22nd Annual Mental Health Arts Festival, event details here.  Artist information here.

November 9-11 (Los Angeles), 2015 California Behavioral Health Services Conference: Working Together to Support Vulnerable Youth in Schools, Families and Communities.  Details here.

Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems Mental Health Commission