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Mission Statement

The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) and the Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) are the state agencies charged with planning and coordinating behavioral health services funded by the State of Alaska. The joint mission of AMHB and ABADA is to advocate for programs and services that promote healthy, independent, productive Alaskans.


Vision: Alaskans living healthy, productive lives

AMHB and ABADA work together with constituents to make Alaska a place where everyone has the opportunity for a meaningful life through access to a holistic and person-centered array of services delivered with competence, respect, and compassion.
    • Alaskan adults are physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally healthy.
    • Alaskan children lead safe, stable, happy, productive lives.
    • Alaskans live free from the negative consequences of alcohol
      and other drug use.
    • Alaskans live with dignity and respect as valued members of their families and communities

The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse provide to Alaskans:

    • Meaningful opportunities to share ideas and experiences related to behavioral health to support solutions to constituent problems;
    • Planning and coordination of the behavioral health system informed by direct collaboration with communities to:
        • Support communities in identifying problems and solutions;
        • Evaluate programs and services with focus on clinical practice and client outcomes; and
        • Identify and promote programs that achieve positive client outcomes; and
    • Advocacy with people experiencing substance use and mental health disorders, their families and communities.