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Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is the legislatively appointed state authority for substance abuse, mental health, and methadone designation, governed by s. 394, F.S. and s. 397, F.S. It is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental health conditions or substance use disorders. The statewide system of care is built on a regional foundation of community involvement and coordination with internal and external partners that provide behavioral health services. The Office does not directly provide any community-based behavioral health services, but contracts with regional managing entities.

The managing entities are responsible for the development, planning, administration, implementation, and management of behavioral health care in their respective contracted areas. Direct-care services are provided by local behavioral health providers through contracts with the managing entity.

2013-14, Quarter 4 Program Data

Number of Individuals Served by SAMH Program

SAMH Program April May June Quarter 4
Total
FY2013-14
Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 70,004 68,924 62,351 129,714 322,173
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 44,999 43,423 38,001 82,251 185,044
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 9,009 9,612 8,043 17,831 47,458
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 13,584 13,450 14,125 26,339 86,693
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 4,094 4,280 4,020 8,678 28,669

Number of Individuals Served by Managing Entity

Managing Entity April May June Quarter 4
Total
FY2013-14
Total
Big Bend Community Based Care  8,040 9,321 8,365 18,249 39,928
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition  2,453 2,331 42 3,761 25,344
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network  32,148 30,500 29,643 57,235 118,301
Central Florida Cares Health System  5,368 4,678 4,246 9,946 30,577
Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc.  10,722 10,564 11,070 20,226 50,346
South Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,571 8,917 8,941 16,430 38,160
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 2,765 2,643 78 4,089 22,226