DCF Quick Facts

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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The SAMH Program is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation. The program is governed by Chapters 394 and 397 of the Florida Statutes and is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders. The department contracts for behavioral health services through regional systems of care called Managing Entities (MEs). These entities do not provide direct services; rather, they allow the department’s funding to be tailored to the specific behavioral health needs in the various regions of the State.

2017-18, Quarter 2 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2017-18, Quarter 2 Program Data
Number Served October November December 2nd Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 80,114 75,094 67,279 132,983 195,502
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 49,325 46,131 41,102 82,656 117,989
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 9,855 9,165 8,142 17,756 25,996
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 19,117 17,802 16,048 30,326 49,088
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 3,969 3,820 3,530 7,076 12,123
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 9,225 8,273 6,870 15,182 22,748
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 6,108 6,000 5,054 10,267 15,054
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 30,004 28,660 27,257 50,966 72,803
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 5,455 4,931 4,193 8,804 14,984
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 12,082 11,046 8,954 19,335 29,268
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 9,177 8,595 7,760 15,168 22,105
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,199 7,708 7,267 13,672 19,648