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Our mission is to provide intentional support, professional development, and technical assistance for developing and continuing: 1) Substance abuse prevention efforts, 2) Cultures and environments that foster a continuum of healthy choices, and, 3) Strategic direction for all college and university communities in Washington State.
In July 2009 the DSHS Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Division merged to become the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR). With our community, state and national partners, we are committed to providing evidence-based, cost-effective services that support the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in Washington State. During this economic downturn, we are fortunate to be able to demonstrate the economic, social, and health benefits that result from providing quality behavioral health services, which far outweigh the costs of providing them. These benefits include lower crime and criminal justice-related costs, lower medical costs, less reliance on public assistance, higher rates of employment and worker productivity, fewer children in need of foster care, and lower school dropout rates.
The Washington Recovery Help Line is the new consolidated help line for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health, as authorized and funded by The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. The Recovery Help Line is a service of Crisis Clinic and serves residents in Washington State.
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Washington Recovery Help Line 24-Hour Help for Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling & Mental Health, Call 1-866-789-1511
According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, over the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families. Data also reveals the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. In 2010, 11 percent of children had at least one unemployed parent and 4 percent have been affected by foreclosure since 2007. Access the 2011 Data Book and create your own maps, graphs, and charts.
Your gateway to comprehensive research and resources on the prevention of underage drinking. Materials available through this portal are provided by the 15 Federal agencies.