DUI: The $10,000 Toast

ATLANTA - As the New Year approaches, this year’s toast to 2010 could cost you approximately $10,000 for driving under the influence (DUI).

New department cutting back on expenses

ATLANTA -- With Georgia’s economy still struggling, the new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is cutting back on expenses while working to maintain services for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

DBHDD to start 2010 tobacco-free

ATLANTA – On January 5, 2010, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) will bring in the New Year as a tobacco-free agency. The policy will prohibit the use of tobacco on the grounds of all facilities occupied or controlled by DBHDD.

Head of Division of Addictive Diseases named

ATLANTA -- Cassandra Price has been named to head the Division of Addictive Diseases by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Frank Shelp.

DBHDD launches website for job seekers

ATLANTA -- Job seekers can now get information about openings at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) at the state agency’s new jobs website: www.DBHDDJobs.com.

DBHDD offers helpful tips to Georgia flood victims

ATLANTA – As the flood waters subside in Georgia, it’s common for people dealing with the aftermath to experience emotional distress. Some people may feel anxious, angry, tired alone or suffer from sleep anxiety.

DBHDD prepares for statewide Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) will celebrate the Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign with a statewide kick-off on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Centennial Olympic Park. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Medical College of Georgia to run clinical services at state hospital

AUGUSTA (GEORGIA) – The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) will take charge of clinical services at East Central Georgia Regional Hospital under a new agreement with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the organizations announced Thursday.

Georgia DBHDD SOAR Project tops list among 30 states

Case Managers Increase Approval Rating Three Times the Average

DBHDD awarded $480,000 grant from SAMHSA for Healthy Transitions Initiative

Funding to Benefit Youth with Serious Mental Health Challenges