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Art work by Bridget Hochman 
Art work by Bridget Hochman 

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2015-16 Directory of ADMHS Programs and Services

Educational Brochures about Mental Health Topics Available Here

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 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. 

Please submit feedback about this website here. Email admhswebmaster@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.  If you have concerns or comments about alcohol, drug and mental health services, please use the feedback form

News and Features

Santa Barbara Peer Empowerment offers WRAP, Intentional Peer Support and Hearing Voices Network.  Background

Helping Hands of Lompoc November Calendar in English | Spanish

November Helping Hands of Lompoc Recovery Learning Community Calendar in English | Spanish 

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

November 16: A variety of educational brochures about various mental health topics have now been posted online.

November 20 (Santa Barbara), Open House, Crisis Stabilization Unit. 305 Camino del Remedio, 11 am - 1 pm.  Details here.  Map and directions here.

November 27 (Santa Maria), Growing Grounds presents "The Universe of John Byers," 3 pm - 6 pm, 225 E. Inger Drive, Suite 101B, Santa Maria.  Artist bio is here.  Exhibit continues November 28, 12 noon - 6 pm.  Reception is 1 pm - 4 pm on the 28th.

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