Substance Abuse Treatment Services
According to the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (2007), when families or youth are involved in multiple systems—child welfare, alcohol and drug, and dependency court systems—treatment and case plans must include information required to satisfy the goals and mandates of each system. These should be woven into a single, comprehensive statement of services that is clear to families and service providers alike. If unified case plans are not possible, it is especially important that plans be developed in a coordinated manner to give clear and consistent guidance and directions to families. Family members should be actively engaged in creating their plans.
Find information on substance abuse treatment services, including evidence-based practices, family-centered services, services for adults and youth, and services for the prevention of relapse.
- Evidence-based practice
- Family-centered treatment
- Treatment for adults
- Treatment for youth
- Preventing relapse
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them and offers a free treatment referral service.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides an interactive system to locate drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs by city and State, ZIP code, or street address.
Treatment of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders: What Legislators Need to Know (PDF - 5470 KB)
National Conference of State Legislatures (2004)
Reviews the economic, health, and social consequences of substance abuse and addresses different types of treatment strategies. A checklist for evaluating a State's treatment system is included.
Does Substance Abuse Treatment Make a Difference for Child Welfare Case Outcomes? A Statewide Longitudinal Analysis
Green, Rockhill, & Furrer
Children and Youth Services Review, 29(4), 2007
Studied 1,911 women who had children placed in substitute care to examine three key factors in the treatment process and their effect on child welfare outcomes. Implications for the improvement of services are discussed.