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2014 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 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. 

Please submit feedback about this web site hereQuestions?  Email admhswebmaster@co.santa-barbara.ca.us  

News and Features

December 9: The FY 2014-15 and FY 2013-14 MHSA Plan Updates are available for review.  Copies are here (at the top of the page). A feedback form is here.


The ADMHS Systems Change calendar is here.

The Santa Maria Recovery Learning Community January activities calendar is available in English and in Spanish.

The Lompoc Recovery Learning Community January activities calendar is available in English and in Spanish.

The Community Wellness Calendar (Santa Barbara) for January is here.  The January Fellowship Club calendar (Santa Barbara) is here.

The Santa Barbara Peer Empowerment Calendar for January is here.

January 1: Registration opens for the 21st annual Carpe Diem Conference in Ventura.  The keynote is Celebrating Parenting: Finding Joy Among the Challenges.  Register here. Conference information in English | Spanish.

January 28: Community Forum: How Can We Improve the Lives of LGBTQ Communities in the Santa Barbara area?  6 pm, Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Bldg.  Details here.

January 28: Journey of Hope: Stigma around Mental Health in the Military, New Life Church, Pismo Beach, 6 pm - 8 pm.  Details here.

February 4: Free 12-week Family-to-Family course begins in Santa Barbara.  Pre-registration required. Contact Family Advocate Carol Hawkes, 884‐8440 x 3206, chawkes@mentalwellnesscenter.org.

March 13: 21st annual Carpe Diem Conference.  8:00 am - 4:15 pm.  Ventura County Office of Education. Registration required.  The keynote is Celebrating Parenting: Finding Joy Among the Challenges. Conference information in English | Spanish.

March 21: Strike Out Stigma: 34th Annual Bowl-a-Thon, Santa Maria.  Details here. For more information, contact Joyce Pardue at 714.502.4721 or jpardue@t-mha.org.


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