RD539 - Substance Abuse Services Council Report on Treatment Programs for FY 2016 – December 1, 2017

Executive Summary:

This report summarizes information from the three executive branch agencies that provide substance abuse treatment services: the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), and the Department of Corrections (DOC). These agencies share the common goals of increasing abstinence from alcohol and other drug use and reducing criminal behavior. All of the agencies are invested in providing treatment that is evidence-based, and each agency has specific constraints on its ability to provide the most effective treatment services to its population. In this report, the following information is detailed concerning each of these three agencies’ substance abuse treatment programs:

1. Amount of funding spent for the program in FY 2016;

2. Unduplicated number of individuals who received services in FY 2016;

3. Extent to which program objectives have been accomplished as reflected by an evaluation of outcome measures;

4. Identifying the most effective substance abuse treatment;

5. How effectiveness could be improved;

6. An estimate of the cost effectiveness of these programs; and

7. Funding recommendations based on these analyses.

As used in this document, treatment means those services directed toward individuals with identified substance abuse or dependence disorders and does not include prevention services. This report provides information for Fiscal Year 2016, which covers the period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.