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NCJ Number: 127511 Find in a Library
Title: Confronting Tomorrow Today: A Comprehensive State Plan for Drug/Alcohol Services, FY 90 Update
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 244
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Chicago, IL 60601
Sale Source: Illinois Dept of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
100 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
United States of America
Type: State Plan
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Illinois' State plan for alcohol and drug services emphasizes the cooperative efforts of schools, communities, religious leaders, and prevention and treatment professionals.
Abstract: The Drug Free Illinois Initiative presents a unique opportunity for the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) to work with educational, law enforcement, and community-based interest groups to make significant strides in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The Addictions Research Institute (ARI), a legislatively established component of DASA, aggressively pursues research and demonstration opportunities intended to advance state-of-the-art prevention, intervention, and treatment service options in Illinois. The purpose of ARI is to encourage, conduct, and replicate projects that provide an immediate response to community needs. Key ARI components include community groups, community-based agencies, volunteers, professionals in alcoholism and drug abuse, and the academic community. The Information Systems Division of DASA provides client, provider, financial, and service or event data on alcoholism and drug dependency. DASA goals for 1990 are to provide services to underfunded or unfunded areas of the State, emphasize community-school team building, develop better social policies, exchange professional ideas, increase services to communities with high infant mortality rates, and offer specialized training for new prevention personnel. Intervention strategies focus on services for intravenous drug users, the interface between alcohol and illicit drug use and the criminal justice system, driving under the influence, prescription drug control, and AIDS. Treatment and rehabilitation objectives encompass adult and youth services, the expansion of service capacity, special and minority populations, and intravenous drug users. Service development efforts are detailed for the State and by region. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholism; Community involvement; Illinois
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