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2015-16 Directory of ADMHS Programs and Services | Quality Improvement

Educational Brochures about Mental Health Topics Available Here

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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. 

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 Recovery Learning Community February Calendar English | Spanish

Santa Maria Recovery Learning Community February Calendar English | Spanish

Helping Hands of Lompoc February Calendar English | Spanish

Community Wellness Program February Calendar (Santa Barbara)

Community forums about the Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Organized Delivery System (ODS) Waiver will be held in Lompoc on February 12, Santa Barbara February 16 and Santa Maria on February 19.  Details in English and Spanish.

April 16,10 am - 3:30 pm.  Resource Summit for teens, Santa Barbara Eastside Library.  For details, call the Independent Living Resource Center, Danielle Anderson, 963-0595, ext 108.  Register at www.ilrc-trico.org.

Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems Mental Health Commission