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NCJ Number: 200009 Find in a Library
Title: Statewide Interagency Substance Abuse Plan 2002-2004
Corporate Author: Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council
Connecticut Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services
United States of
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council
Hartfort, CT 06134
Sale Source: Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council
Connecticut Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capital Avenue
P.O. Box 341431
Hartfort, CT 06134
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: State Plan
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document discusses the second Statewide Interagency Substance Abuse Plan of the Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC).
Abstract: The first report documented the progress made in implementing recommendations made in the first statewide plan. These accomplishments include mandating substance abuse parity for group and individual health insurance, the development of an effective family treatment model, and initiation of a uniform evaluation system to assess all existing State-supported substance abuse prevention programs. The main focus of this plan is to provide recommendations to improve the statewide substance abuse system. The most critical areas for action in the next 3 years are prevention, treatment, and criminal justice. Prevention recommendations include providing culturally competent, comprehensive services that include local stakeholders; designing a student health and safety survey; identifying available services through an inventory of services; improving conditions in high risk neighborhoods with pilot programs; and increasing the visibility and effectiveness of substance abuse programs. Treatment recommendations include identifying preferred practices, increasing system capacity, and working on the infrastructure of interagency programs. Criminal justice recommendations include determining the effectiveness of the drug court model, amending mandatory minimum sentencing laws for non-violent drug offenses, increasing outpatient substance abuse treatment resources for youth, improving community-based supervision of high-risk offenders, and improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for diverse groups in the adult and juvenile justice systems. 3 appendices
Main Term(s): Connecticut; Drug abuse; State plans
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Governmental planning; Plans; State government; State planning agencies
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