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NCJ Number: 135966 Find in a Library
Title: Dade County Drug Treatment Capacity
Corporate Author: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Office of Substance Abuse Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Miami, FL 33125
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The drug treatment capacity of Metropolitan Dade County's Office of Substance Abuse Control in Miami was evaluated primarily by contacting 104 service sites to verify drug treatment services.
Abstract: Six categories of services were surveyed: residential, nonresidential, juvenile, prenatal, postpartum, and dual diagnosis. These categories were further divided into paying and nonpaying, and the additional measures of "filled" and "waiting" were also reviewed. It was found that the supply met the demand for residential services in the paying category, whereas the demand exceeded the supply in the nonpaying category. For nonresidential slots, capacity fairly evenly matched apparent need. Nonresidential programs had greater flexibility by regrouping clients and counselors, and the waiting list was negligible for both paying and nonpaying categories. Drug court capacity was driven by the number of arrests, and 204 residential beds were shared with cocaine mothers. A total of 1,600 cocaine-positive births were recorded in Dade County for 1990; 22 percent of these births were to women who had at least one previous cocaine-positive birth. It was determined that more information is needed about such services as child care, parenting, and nutrition and that in-depth analysis is required for programming in the dual diagnosis area of treatment.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Florida; Pregnant offenders
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