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 1 Program Data

Substance Abuse and Mental Health 2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data
Number Served July August September 1st Qtr. Total Year Total
Individuals Served in Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse 74,186 76,995 52,771 124,594 124,594
Adults Served in Mental Health by Program 45,054 47,090 31,879 77,232 77,232
Children Served in Mental Health by Program 7,616 8,297 5,494 14,519 14,519
Adults Served in Substance Abuse by Program 19,625 19,916 13,808 30,416 30,416
Children Served in Substance Abuse by Program 3,929 3,812 2,808 7,150 7,150
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Big Bend Community Based Care 9,115 9,979 8,208 16,578 16,578
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 5,485 4,698 0 7,172 7,172
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Behavioral Health Network 27,282 29,818 24,377 48,985 48,985
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Central Florida Cares Health System 5,603 5,777 4,328 9,715 9,715
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Lutheran Services of Florida, Inc. 11,611 12,007 9,189 19,078 19,078
Individuals Served by Managing Entity South Florida Behavioral Health Network 8,185 8,924 6,721 14,118 14,118
Individuals Served by Managing Entity Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network 7,018 5,896 1 9,272 9,272