Mental Health

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.

Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors

This task force within the Department of Children and Families will address the issue of involuntary examinations under s. 394.463, Florida Statutes, of children age 17 years and younger.

Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors

Baker Act Receiving Facilities

If you are looking for services or confirming if a provider is a Baker Act receiving facility, please use the following link.
Baker Act Receiving Facilities

ATTENTION! Recovery Residence Administrators and Recovery Residences

Pursuant to section 397.4871, F.S., and section 397.487, F.S., the Department of Children and Families shall approve at least one credentialing entity for the purpose of developing and administering a voluntary certification program for recovery residence administrators and residences. Read more.

Personal Stories: The Impact of Treatment

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Have you ever wondered what treatment is like? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office continues to support the journey of recovery by presenting Personal Stories.

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