The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is the State agency responsible for ensuring that prevention and treatment services for substance abuse and mental health are available statewide. If you, a friend, or family member is struggling with a mental health problem or a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs there is help available. Hope and recovery are possible.
The revised Utah State Suicide Prevention Plan is posted here for your review. Click here to download the document.
The 2012 Drug Court Report to Legislature is posted for review and download. Click here to access the annual report document.
The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is pleased to publish the 2012 Fiscal Year Annual Report. Click here to view
The Utah Prevention by Design Community Action Plan is posted here for download. The program is a joint project between the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), NAMI Utah and the Utah Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. It is designed to help communities coordinate and enhance their local prevention networks using systematic and evidence based practices, in the field of prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health.
Click here to download the plan document.
"Utah PASRR & Level of Care Training: Transition to the New Process". This video is for Hospital Discharge Planners/Case Managers and Nursing Facilities statewide to highlight the new PASRR process, explains the Level I process and how to access our secure Web based PASRR system.
Click here to watch the video.
The Recovery Plus Team is proud to announce the release of the new video titled "When the Smoke Clears". It is a powerful reminder about the dangers of tobacco use. It also highlights how quitting tobacco improves the quality of lives during and after recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. Click here to watch the video.
The 2011 Utah Prime for Life Evaluation Report has been published. It is posted on this site for your review. Click here to view or print
The 2011 Utah SHARP reports are published under the Prevention and Reports and Statistics page for public review.
The Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan, for the Federal Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants, is currently in review with SAMHSA. In order to review the combined application as a pdf, please follow this link. To comment on this application, please contact Jenn Oxborrow, DSAMH Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (801) 538-4519.
Utah's School Behavioral Health Services Implementation Manual offers tips on how to begin a school-based behavioral health services program in your area. These programs promote health and wellness, reduce barriers to learning, increase graduation rates, and decrease criminal justice system involvement. Click here to see the manual.
Recovery Plus is a wellness initiative that includes a comprehensive tobacco-free campus policy and integrates tobacco cessation into treatment protocols. Click here for information and resources.
The Family Resource Facilitator Project is a model for strengthening families and building communities. For more information on the project and for Facilitator Tools, click here.
Utah's Epidemiological Profile is now available online. Click here to see the data related to substance abuse-related consequences, including injury and death, as well as use and abuse rates in each county in Utah.
DESIGNATED EXAMINER TRAINING - The next Designated Examiner certification class will be held on May 3rd, in Provo. To register or obtain more information, please contact Susan Hardinger at email@example.com or (801) 538-4367.
The 35th Annual Substance Abuse Conference will be held in Saint George on September 25-27, 2013. Mark that date on your calendar. Please visit the conference website at www.utahfallconference.org for more information.
We are accepting applications for the next Peer Support Specialist Certification class. The date for the class has not been announced. For more information, please contact Roy Castelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please view the Peer support webpage by clicking here
PRIME For Life - New Instructor Training. The next instructor certification training will be held on October 14 - 17, 2013, in Park City. Please contact JoMarie Lammy at email@example.com, or by phone at (800) 922-9489.
PRIME For Life - Continuing Education Recertification Conference. will also be held in Park City, October 18 - 19, 2013. Please contact JoMarie Lammy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (800) 922-9489.