Division of Behavioral Health
The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for the administration of state and federally funded mental health and substance abuse treatment services throughout the commonwealth.
The treatment services are achieved with the assistance of the five branches described below.
To access additional information about each branch, use its "More..." link or the links in the Related Links box.
Adult Mental Health and Recovery Services Branch
The Adult Mental Health Services and Recovery Branch is responsible for oversight of and support to the 14 regional Community Mental Health Centers for the delivery of behavioral health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. More...
Adult Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Branch
The Adult Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Branch is composed of several special initiatives and programs, including KIDS NOW Plus, Medication Assisted Treatment, Oxford Houses, military and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) services. More...
Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion Branch
The Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion Branch adds to the full array of services offered by the Division of Behavioral Health by using targeted, evidence-based prevention strategies for the reduction in rates of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse, and suicide by Kentuckians. More...
Children's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Branch
The Children's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Branch is responsible for the oversight of services and supports for children and youth who have or are at-risk of developing behavioral health concerns (including both mental health and substance use), and their families. This includes assisting providers and families in accessing training and coaching in a variety of evidence-based and promising approaches. More...