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Mission

The Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services seeks to improve the quality of life for Arkansans by providing a comprehensive, recovery-based and consumer-driven behavioral health system of care utilizing evidence-based or promising practices, which include trauma-informed care concepts in all areas.

Overview

The Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services is the Single State Authority (SSA) responsible for the distribution of federal funds from the Mental Health Block Grant and the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.  The Division of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive and coordinated program for the prevention and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues in Arkansas.  It has been the policy and philosophy of the Division of Aging, Adult & Behavioral Health Services that the most effective services are community-based and community-supported.  To support this, the Division of Behavioral Health Services contracts with local programs to establish an effective network of services.

Name Title Phone Email
Deborah Motley Bledsoe Substance Abuse Treatment Director 501-682-9060 Email
Phil Hall State Opioid Treatment Authority 501-251-3503 Email
Christine Reid

Program Coordinator Specialized Women Program

Drug and Alcohol Safety Education Program

501-686-9863 Email
Roshonda L. Chaney-Bowden State Opioid Project Director 501-686-9463 Email
Jennifer Shuler Nurse Practitioner 501-396-6347 Email
Jimmy McGill Recovery Coordinator 501-683-0312 Email
Virginia Stanick Research Project Analyst 501-686-9873 Email
Denise Luckett Administrative Analyst 501-686-9867 Email

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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