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Program Description

  Specialty Behavioral Health Services

Specialty Behavioral Health Services is comprised of the Adult Drug Court Program and the Medication Assisted Treatment Program (MAT). The Adult Drug Court program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Health and Human Services, Circuit Court, Office of the Public Defender, State's Attorney's Office, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Adult Probation and Parole, Montgomery County Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. It provides intensive outpatient treatment services to chronic substance abusing offenders who are before the Circuit Court for violation of probation and /or new criminal offenses. The MAT program serves adult residents of Montgomery County who are diagnosed with substance use disorders. Individuals served in MAT have a history of opioid dependence, are uninsured or on Medical Assistance, and have not been able to succeed in other treatment settings. The MAT program is a comprehensive opioid treatment program and methadone maintenance. Both MAT and the Adult Drug Court Treatment Program provide psychiatric treatment services for those with co-occurring mental health disorders. Treatment services include individual, group, and family therapy; drug testing; case management; crisis services; discharge planning; and pharmacotherapy.

Program Contacts

Contact Raymond L. Crowel of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1058 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved258375421.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of Adult Drug Court Therapist Costs999801.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3990480.55
FY20 Approved308278222.55