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Virginia's eProcurement Portal (Last Updated: Aug 07, 2017)

Learn more about Virginia's eProcurement Portal.
Virginia launches new website to fight prescription drug and heroin addiction (Last Updated: Nov 04, 2016)

By Staff Published: November 1, 2016, 4:25 pm Updated: November 1, 2016, 8:03 pm RICHMOND (WSLS 10) – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of a new website developed as an informational tool for Virginia’s fight against prescription drug and heroin abuse on Tuesday. features specific pages for parents, health-care providers, law enforc...
My Life My Community **UPDATED** (Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016)

DBHDS MyLife MyCommunity Landing Page Overview: DBHDS is committed to being good listeners, good partners and good stewards of the public resources entrusted to the agency. As we meet the challenges that lie ahead, we are dedicated to a system re-design that truly provides opportunity for citizens to receive the supports they need to live full lives in the community. As of January 2014, the sec...
Richmond-based pharmaceutical company aims to reduce overdose deaths through donations of its product (Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015)

It’s good to be profitable and successful, but there’s more to a life in medicine for some health care professionals. For some, you should strive to do something significant and give back to the community as well. That’s part of the philosophy that drives Kaléo Pharma, a Richmond-based pharmaceutical business whose name is derived from the Greek for “calling”...
Presidential Proclamation -- National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2015 (Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015)

NATIONAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION RECOVERY MONTH, 2015 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Every day, resilient Americans with substance use disorders summon extraordinary courage and strength and commit to living healthy and productive lives through recovery.  From big cities to small towns to Indian Country, substance use disorders affect the ...
Pharmacists gain recognition for role in naloxone access (Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015)

August 25, 2015 FDA meeting and state laws on public health issue Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia signed HB 1458 into law this April. Designed to increase access to naloxone for opioid users and their families, the new legislation makes pharmacists an additional access point. Virginia is among 24 states with either active legislation or a bill to give pharmacists some level of authority to&...
A Conversation With Michael Botticelli, The New Director Of National Drug Control Policy (Last Updated: Jun 12, 2015)

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is usually led by someone with a law enforcement background. But the new director of the federal drug control agency comes from a different perspective. Michael Botticelli is the first in his position to be open about his substance abuse disorder. He has been in recovery for alcoholism for 25 years. He’s worked for more than two decades ...
May - Mental Health First Aid Month! (Last Updated: May 19, 2015)

The Governor of Virginia has proclaimed May 2015 as Mental Health First Aid Month! Please take the time to sign up for one of the Mental Health First Aid trainings provided thoughout the state of Virginia. Click here for more information. 
April 2015 ALL IN! (Last Updated: Apr 09, 2015)

ALL IN! Commissioner Ferguson's April Newsletter Please click here to find Commissioner Ferguson's March 2015 ALL IN! monthly newsletter.
DBHDS is Hiring! (Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015)

DBHDS is hiring.  Check out Central Office job listings and continuous job recruitment postings.