Office of Behavioral Health – Addictive Disorders ServicesAddictive disorders services are provided statewide by each human service district or authority. The districts and authorities provide treatment for people suffering from addictions to drugs, alcohol or gambling, as well as support for their families and friends.
As a legal condition of providing these services, priority admission is given for treatment of intravenous (IV) drug users, addicted pregnant women, and addicted women who have dependent children. For these groups, OBH aims to provide addictive disorders services with no or a minimal waiting period. If care is not available within 48 hours, the office will provide interim treatment services as appropriate.
Office of Behavioral Health has prevention and treatment services available in each district/authority.
OBH Addictive Disorders Residential Rehabilitation Facilities: OBH residential programs are for individuals who are not able to reach or maintain recovery goals on an outpatient basis and need structure and support in their living situation to be able to get better. The services range in intensity and the level of services received is based on the level needed; the state uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) classification levels. OBH contracts with a number of private providers to run and operate these facilities. Each facility meets Behavioral Health Standards' licensing standards.
OBH offers prevention services within each district and authority throughout the state in order to decrease and prevent addictive disorders. OBH Prevention Services provides family-focused, evidence-based, outcome-driven and cost-effective services.
Evidence-based programs, policies, and practices are provided to individuals who have never engaged in substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, those at-risk of such behaviors, and those that have engaged in substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors, but are not yet appropriate to receive treatment services. Prevention programs are implemented in school-based settings statewide through a partnership with the Department of Education and teach problem solving, conflict resolution, and refusal skills while promoting mental health wellness. As required by the Synar Amendment, OBH coordinates efforts to reduce retail availability of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18. Suicide prevention and intervention trainings are provided to individuals who have frequent contact with persons who are at high-risk for suicide.