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County sees hope for mental health services
Lompoc Record

There is hope for improving Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services in Santa Barbara County, but only with significant changes, a consultant told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Providing better service to patients will be the focus of the restructuring effort, according to a report analyzing the effectiveness of the division.

The supervisors unanimously agreed with the report, compiled by county staff and TriWest Consultants, and voted to direct staff to implement structural and procedural changes that will alter the face of the department.